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Uhuru forces 21 public officers into suspension

28 March 2015, 15:30 William Korir

Nairobi - 21 senior public officers including four cabinet Secretaries have resigned from office to pave way for investigations into corrupt dealings in their relevant dockets.

The 21 have complied with president Uhuru Kenyatta's directive to step aside to allow the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission EACC carry out and complete investigations.

The President has consequently appointed acting Cabinet Secretaries in their places.

Here is the full list of the officers.

Mr. Felix Koskei, Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Development. The President has instructed Mr. Adan Mohamed to act in his place.

Eng. Michael Kamau, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport. The President has instructed Mr. James Macharia to act in his place.

Mr. Davis Chirchir, Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum. The President has instructed Mr. Henry Rotich to act in his place.

Mr. Samuel Kazungu Kambi, Cabinet Secretary for Labour. The President has instructed Ambassador Rachel Omamo to act in his place.

The following Senior Officers and Principal Secretaries have also informed the President that they have complied with his directive:

Mr. Francis Kimemia, Secretary to the Cabinet.

Mr. Mutea Iringo, Principal Secretary for Defence.

Mr. Nduva Muli, Principal Secretary State Department of Transport.

Mr. Patrick Omutia, Principal Secretary for Mining.

Mr. James Teko, Principal Secretary State Department of Water.

Ms. Marianne Kittany, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy President.

Ms. Esther Koimet, the Investment Secretary, National Treasury.

Ambassador Jane Waikenda, Deputy Head of Mission, Kenya Embassy South Africa.

In regard to State Corporations, the respective State Corporation Boards have been instructed to urgently convene Special Board Meetings, to appoint acting Officers for all named Chief Executives and other officers.
The following Officers of State corporations are affected:

Mr. Patrick Osero, Chairman Agricultural Finance Corporation

Dr. Silas Simiyu, Managing Director, Geothermal Development Company

Mr. Francis Oyatsi, Managing Director Nzoia Sugar Company

Mr. Richard Langat, Managing Trustee NSSF

Mr. Evans Ngibuini, Acting Chief Executive, National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation

Mr. Alex Kabuga, Chief Executive, Kentrade

Ms. Lucy Mbugua, Managing Director, Kenya Airports Authority

Mr. Charles Tonui, Managing Director, Kenya Pipeline Corporation

Mr. Allan Chenane, Chief Executive, Tourism Fund/Catering Levy Trustee

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