President Uhuru Kenyatta has named Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani Acting National Treasury Cabinet Secretary. In the changes made on Wednesday Dr. Julius Monzi Muia was also named Treasury Principal Secretary.
Yatani and Muia take the helm at the Treasury at a time when CS Henry Rotich and PS Kamau Thugge are facing graft related charges. Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena while making the announcement noted that the changes were meant to ensure smooth running of operations at the National Treasury. The court has barred both Rotich and Thugee from accessing their offices so as not to interfere with witnesses and evidence.
In other changes made, Major Gen. Retired Gordon Kihalangwa has been appointed Principal Secretary of Defence, and Torome Saitoti named Principal Secretary for State Department of Planning.