President Uhuru Kenyatta has told newly appointed Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) to prioritise on completing National Government projects at their respective dockets.
Speaking at State House, Nairobi, during the swearing-in of the nine newly appointed CASs, Uhuru challenged them to embrace teamwork in advancing government agenda.
“We have a big task ahead of us, a task of completing programmes and projects that we have already embarked on. I look forward to your contribution in fast-tracking them,” President Uhuru said.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua.
The newly sworn-in CASs were Eric Simiyu Wafukho (National Treasury), Jackson Musyoka Kalla (Labour and Social Protection), Lawrence Angolo Omuhaka (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives) and Prof. Japheth Ntiba Micheni (State Law Office and Department of Justice).
Other CASs sworn in today were former University of Nairobi student leader David Osiany (Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development), Dr. Sara Ruto (Education), Zachary Ayieko (Energy), Alex Mburi Mwiru (Lands and Physical Planning) and Beatrice Elachi (Public Service and Gender Affairs).
Elachi resigned as Nairobi County Assembly speaker in August 2020 after a protracted leadership wrangle at City Hall.
The Ministry of Public Service and Gender Affairs now has three CASs; Rachel Shebesh and Lina Jebii Kilimo being the other.