Prioritize Ongoing Projects, Uhuru Tells New CASs

The new CASs were appointed during a recent reshuffle by President Kenyatta that saw Kalonzo and Raila allies heavily awarded, with Ruto allies thrown on the receiving end.

Prioritize Ongoing Projects, Uhuru Tells New CASs
President Kenyatta. [Photo/ Courtesy]

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday urged the new appointees for Cabinet Secretaries' assistants [CASs] to focus on the incomplete projects nationwide in their dockets.

Speaking at the statehouse during their swearing-in, the president also urged the new team to ensure teamwork, since it will push the government's agenda forward.

President Kenyatta told the new appointees that he banked on their contribution, to propel his development agenda as he works towards realizing his Big Four Agenda which he intends to use as his legacy after 2022.

In his recent cabinet reshuffle, Kenyatta introduced nine new Chief Administrative Secretaries who will join those already in office. 

The new faces include Eric Simiyu Wafukho (National Treasury), Jackson Musyoka Kalla (Labour), Lawrence Angolo Omuhaka (Agriculture), and Prof. Japheth Ntiba Micheni (State Law Office & Department of Justice).

Others on board are David Osiany (Industrialization), Dr. Sara Ruto (Education), Zachary Ayieko (Energy), Alex Mburi Mwiru (Lands & Physical Planning), and former Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi (Public Service & Gender Affairs).

There were concerns about some CASs who were not placed elsewhere after the reshuffle before the statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena intervened saying that nobody had been dismissed, but they will work with the new appointees.