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Eugene Wamalwa Named The New CS For Defence As Uhuru Reshuffles Cabinet

by Yahil Felix

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday 29th September 2021 made changes in the cabinet. The statement read by Statehouse Spokesperson Kanze Dena surprised many as it reveals several cabinet secretaries moved from one docket to another and changes in Sate Departments.

Uhuru moved Eugene Wamalwa from Devolution to the Ministry of Defense. His former position is now occupied by Charles Keter who was the then CS for energy. Also the former defense CS Rachel Omamo has been placed to be the CS for Energy.

Various principal secretaries were also not spared by Uhuru’s move and four of them have been reassigned different state departments. Dr. (Eng.) Joseph K. Njoroge was moved to the State Department for Transport while Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Gordon O. Kihalangwa will be attached to the State Department fr Energy. Mr. Nelson Marwa Sospeter will move to the State Department for Social Protection, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programs while Mr. Solomon Kitungu will move to the State Department for Public Works.

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The Head of State also announced the transfer of State Departments for ASALs and the State Department for Social Protection, Pensions and Senior Citizens to the Ministry of Public Service and Gender. The Department of Special Programmes has been transferred to the State Department for Social Protection, Pension and Senior Citizens Affairs; which State Department is renamed as the State Department for Social Protection, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes.

The Ministry of Devolution and ASALs has been reconstituted and renamed as the Ministry of Devolution. The President also reconstituted and renamed the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection was also reconstituted and renamed as the Ministry of Labour.

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