Will the new cabinet slay corruption?

Let wait and see if this will do it for corruption and the cartels that are part and parcel of the jubilee administration.

  1. Mining – Dan Kazungu
  2. Environment – Prof Judy W Wakhungu
  3. Devolution & Planning – Mwangi Kiunjuri
  4. Water & Irrigation – Eugene Wamalwa
  5. Finance – National Treasury – Henry K Rotich
  6. Sports Arts & Culture – Dr Hassan Wario Arero
  7. Education – Dr Fred Okengo Matiangi
  8. Transport & Infrastructure – James Macharia
  9. Agriculture – Willy Bett
  10. Interior – Gen (Rtd) Joseph K Nkaissery
  11. Foreign Affairs – Amb Amina Mohamed
  12. Public Service Youth & Gender Affairs – Sicily Kanini Kariuki
  13. Tourism – Najib Balala
  14. Energy & Petroleum – Charles Keter
  15. Health – Dr Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu
  16. Labour & EAC Affairs – Phylis J K Kandie
  17. Defence – Amb Dr Raychelle Awuor Omamo
  18. Lands – Prof Jacob T Kaimenyi
  19. Industrialization – Adan Mohamed
  20. ICT – Joe Mucheru
  21. Attorney General – Prof Dr Githu Muigai

PRINCIPAL SECRETARIES

  1. Agriculture- Richard Lesiyampe
  2. Arts, Culture – Joe Okudo
  3. Basic Education – Dr Belio Kipsang
  4. Broadcasting & Telecommunications – Sammy Itemere
  5. Cooperatives – Ali Noor Ismail
  6. Correctional Services – Micah Powon
  7. Defence – Amb Peter K Kaberia
  8. Devolution – Mwanamaka Mabruki
  9. EAC Integration – Betty Chemutai Maina
  10. Energy – Eng Joseph Njoroge
  11. Environment – Charles Sunkuli
  12. Fisheries – Prof Ntiba Micheni
  13. Interior – Eng Karanja Kibicho
  14. Youth and Public Service – Lilian Omollo
  15. Health – Nicholas Muraguri
  16. Housing & Urban Development – Aidah Munano
  17. ICT & Innovation – Victor Kyalo
  18. Industry & Enterprise Development – Julius Korir
  19. Infrastructure – John Musonik
  20. Foreign – Dr Amb Monica Juma
  21. International Trade – Dr Chris Kiptoo
  22. Irrigation – Patrick Nduati Mwangi
  23. Labour – Khadija Kassachoom
  24. Lands – Mariam El Maawy
  25. Livestock – Dr Andrew K Tuimur
  26. Maritime Commerce – Nancy Karigithu
  27. Mining – Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Mahmud
  28. National Treasury – Kamau Thugge
  29. National Water Services – Fred Sigor
  30. Natural Resources – Dr Margaret Mwakima
  31. Petroleum – Andrew Kamau Nganga
  32. Planning & Statistics – Saitoti Torome
  33. Public Works – Dr Paul Maringa Mwangi
  34. Social Security & Services – Susan Mochache
  35. Special Programmes – Josepheta Mukobe
  36. Sports Development – Richard Ekai
  37. Tourism – Fatuma Hersi
  38. Transport – Wilson Nyakera Irungu
  39. University (Higher) Education – Prof Colleta Suda
  40. Vocational & Technical Training – Dr Dinah Jerotich Mwinzi
  41. Gender Affairs – Zeinab W Hussein
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5 comments on “Will the new cabinet slay corruption?

    • Blog Amin,
      Magafuli has been trending on tweeter since he took power for good reasons. Not only has he been throwing out fraudsters and corrupt government officials one by one but he has has also cut travel cost for MP´s. So no useless foreign travel and unnecessary per-diem. In the meantime, Kenya has been on scandal after scandal. UK is running around like a headless chicken begging money only to be stolen before it even reaches Kenya. Jubilee is the biggest joke in the whole of Africa.

  1. Although PSs and CSs can engage in and indeed exacerbate corruption networks, they are however ill placed to fight the vice. They are hamstrung in that the networks run independent of their patronage. And even if we were to believe they can do what Anne Waiguru calls whistle-blowing, it has absolutely zero impact since any real scandal unearthed must be investigated by EACC and then forwarded to the DPP for prosecution. This is where the cartels run circles around these guys.

    All that they do is ensure that there are sufficient (credibility) gaps between the steps and processes. This can happen anywhere between the key players, i.e ministry officials, EACC, CID and DPP.

    It does not help much that Uhuru has rendered EACC impotent and it has basically become beholden to the executive, Further he has introduced numerous other competing interests and efforts all generating heat but no light.

    The one curious thing, is IFMIS. This system is touted as the catch-all system that supposedly will detect fraud through robust and secure internal self-audit mechanisms. A brainchild of Anne Waiguru, Rotich and Uhuru from their earlier days at Treasury. It turns out that with a simple theft of a password (as they call it), one can siphon out a billion in an instance. In fact IFMIS is responsible for most corrupt deals. It is mind boggling. Someone needs to conduct a proper security evaluation of that system and determine what its flaws are, and if they can be remedied.

    I am still amazed that when PSs are requested for payment data, they request for 10 days to produce data and like Mangitti even provide “erroneous” data. I would think that all they need is a secure terminal, login and whoosh, there’s the data

    Anyway, those folks present the face of Jubilee regime/administration. Some may help drive the policy, most are simply flower girls (boys). Some will have more teeth than others e.g. Waiguru, Others are there to appease the political partnerships within and between TNA and URP. From the looks of government affairs, many of them are clueless and therefore resort to pickup up what they can (looting)

    So to answer your question, they can loot, but do not have the capacity to tackle corruption in their dockets.

  2. Kajwang has some good points here.
    http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/monkeys-different-forest-same-kajwang-says-cabinet-reshuffle

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    The Homa Bay Senator has criticised the President and his nominees for cabinet posts, indicating the appointments were tribal.

    “The monkeys have changed but the forest remains the same. Kenyans should brace themselves for a long and hard ride under Jubilee,” Moses Kajwang’ said via Facebook.

    In a reshuffle on Tuesday, Uhuru fired six cabinet secretaries who had resigned over corruption allegations.

    “Ngilu has been replaced with Mailu, Waiguru with Kiunjuri, Chirchir with Keter, Kambi with Kazungu, Kamau with Kariuki, Koskei with Bett,” Kajwang’ said on Wednesday.

    “Must you be Kalenjin or Kikuyu to have an above-average chance of serving this nation as a CS? Was there any ideological message in the reconstituted cabinet?”

    He noted that article 130 (2) of the constitution requires the executive to reflect on the nation’s regional and ethnic diversity.

    Kenya is on the edge of an economic, social and political meltdown, Kajwang’ said, and questioned Jubilee’s “experiment with ministerial appointees” less than two years to the next general election.

    He cited the transfer of Jacob Kaimenyi from the Education to the Lands ministry, saying he is a professor of dentistry “who has precipitated the worst education crisis in Kenya in the two years he has served”.

    “… Yet unresolved land grievances remain the single most potent issue that can lead to civil war in Kenya. What new ideas will he offer in Lands?” he posed.

    Among the nominess Kajwang’ critised were ICT’s Joe Mucheru (Google country manager for Kenya), whom he said may not survive the “bureaucratic and mafia-infested waters in government”.

    Noting that Mucheru will have powers to regulate the media, he asked for the “tech entrepreneur and marketer’s” philosophy on media freedom.

    The Senator claimed Dan Kazungu (Malindi MP), who was appointed Mining CS as Najib Balala was moved to the Tourism ministry, built his career selling ICT solutions.

    “This is not data mining. This is about going to the bowels of the earth to extract coal, oil and other assets making sure they benefit Kenyans. Will he succeed where the hardened Balala failed?” he asked.

    Kajwang’ said the Devolution ministry that Anne Waiguru formerly served as CS attracts whistleblowers. Uhuru replaced Waiguru with former MP Mwangi Kiunjuri.

    “Kiunjuri is a seasoned politician. In 2010 when he was assistant minister and was moved from the Water to the Public Works ministry amid graft claims he protested that he was a whistleblower who was being victimised,” he said.

    “Kenya is in trouble if NYS remains under his docket.”
    – See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/monkeys-different-forest-same-kajwang-says-cabinet-reshuffle#sthash.y4kq5yNz.dpuf

    The Homa Bay Senator has criticised the President and his nominees for cabinet posts, indicating the appointments were tribal.

    “The monkeys have changed but the forest remains the same. Kenyans should brace themselves for a long and hard ride under Jubilee,” Moses Kajwang’ said via Facebook.

    In a reshuffle on Tuesday, Uhuru fired six cabinet secretaries who had resigned over corruption allegations.

    “Ngilu has been replaced with Mailu, Waiguru with Kiunjuri, Chirchir with Keter, Kambi with Kazungu, Kamau with Kariuki, Koskei with Bett,” Kajwang’ said on Wednesday.

    “Must you be Kalenjin or Kikuyu to have an above-average chance of serving this nation as a CS? Was there any ideological message in the reconstituted cabinet?”

    He noted that article 130 (2) of the constitution requires the executive to reflect on the nation’s regional and ethnic diversity.

    Kenya is on the edge of an economic, social and political meltdown, Kajwang’ said, and questioned Jubilee’s “experiment with ministerial appointees” less than two years to the next general election.

    He cited the transfer of Jacob Kaimenyi from the Education to the Lands ministry, saying he is a professor of dentistry “who has precipitated the worst education crisis in Kenya in the two years he has served”.

    “… Yet unresolved land grievances remain the single most potent issue that can lead to civil war in Kenya. What new ideas will he offer in Lands?” he posed.

    Among the nominess Kajwang’ critised were ICT’s Joe Mucheru (Google country manager for Kenya), whom he said may not survive the “bureaucratic and mafia-infested waters in government”.

    Noting that Mucheru will have powers to regulate the media, he asked for the “tech entrepreneur and marketer’s” philosophy on media freedom.

    The Senator claimed Dan Kazungu (Malindi MP), who was appointed Mining CS as Najib Balala was moved to the Tourism ministry, built his career selling ICT solutions.

    “This is not data mining. This is about going to the bowels of the earth to extract coal, oil and other assets making sure they benefit Kenyans. Will he succeed where the hardened Balala failed?” he asked.

    Kajwang’ said the Devolution ministry that Anne Waiguru formerly served as CS attracts whistleblowers. Uhuru replaced Waiguru with former MP Mwangi Kiunjuri.

    “Kiunjuri is a seasoned politician. In 2010 when he was assistant minister and was moved from the Water to the Public Works ministry amid graft claims he protested that he was a whistleblower who was being victimised,” he said.

    “Kenya is in trouble if NYS remains under his docket.”
    – See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/monkeys-different-forest-same-kajwang-says-cabinet-reshuffle#sthash.y4kq5yNz.dpuf

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