Kenya: President Ruto Retains Monica Juma in New Cabinet Appointments

William Samoei Ruto at his inauguration ceremony (file photo).
27 September 2022

Nairobi — President William Ruto has retained immediate former Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma in his government as he named the new Cabinet Secretaries Tuesday.

Juma who also served as the Defense Cabinet Secretary will now be the National Security Advisor in the new administration.

She served as the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) between January 2016 and February 2018.

Also retained is ex-Labour CS Simon Chelugui who has been assigned the Co-operatives and Micro Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development.

Juma's energy docket was taken over by Davis Chirchir while Florence Bore takes over Chelugui at the Labour docket.

Other proposed Cabinet Secretaries include Musalia Mudavadi, (Prime Cabinet Secretary), Mercy Wanjau, (Secretary to the Cabinet), Justin Muturi, (Attorney General), Kithure Kindiki (Interior Cabinet Secretary) and Njuguna Ndung'u (Treasury Cabinet Secretary).

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