President William Ruto on March 16, 2023 nominated Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS).
Ms. Ann Wanjiku Mwangi, Mr. Nicholas Ngabiya Rioba, and Mr. Edwin Sudi Wandabusi are among the Chief Administrative Secretaries nominees for the Office of the Deputy President.
Hon. Sharif Athman Ali, Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua, and Hon. Rehema Hassan have been nominated for the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior and National Administration has received nominations for Hon. Samuel Kuntai Tunai, Hon. Millicent Nyaboke Omanga, and Amb. Mohamud Ali Saleh.
Hon. Alfred Agoi Masadia has been nominated for the Ministry of Defence, while Hon. Kirui Joseph Limo and Hon. Beatrice Nkatha Nyaga have been nominated for The National Treasury and Economic Planning.
Hon. Joash Arthur Maangi and Hon. Catherine Waruguru have been nominated for the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs.
For the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, and Affirmative Action, Hon. Hussein Tuneya Dado and Ms. Charity Nancy Nanyama Kibaba have been nominated as Chief Administrative Secretaries
Among the nominees are Hon. Benjamin Jomo Washiali and Eng. Nicholas Gumbo, who have been nominated to head the Ministry of Roads & Transport.
The Housing & Urban Development Ministry will be headed by Hon. Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri and Hon. Victor Kioko Munyaka.
In the Ministry of Information, Communications & The Digital Economy, Mr. Denis Njue Itumbi, HSC and Mr. Simon Mwangi Kamau have been nominated.
Mr. James Kimanthi Mbaluka and Hon. Khatib Abdallah Mwashetani have been nominated to lead the Ministry of Health.
Mr. Elly Stephen Loldepe, Hon. Mark Lomunokol, and Hon. Anab Mohamed Gure will head the Ministry of Education, while Mr. Jackson Kiptanui and Mr. Daniel Wamahiu Kiongo will lead the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development.
The Ministry of Investments, Trade & Industry will be led by Hon. Evans Odhiambo Kidero, Hon. Vincent Kemosi Mogaka, and Hon. Lilian Cheptoo Tomitom, while Hon. (Bishop) Margaret Wanjiru and Mr. Amos Chege Mugo have been nominated to head the Ministry of Co-Operatives & Micro, Small, Enterprises Development Medium (MSMEs).
In the Ministry of Youth Affairs, The Arts & Sports, Hon. Wesley Korir and Hon. Charles Njagua Kanyi have been nominated to lead. Ms. Jackline Mwenesi Lukalo and Hon. Nyaga John Muchiri have been nominated to head the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Forestry.
The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Heritage will be led by Hon. Wilson Sossion and Hon. Rehema Dida Jaldesa, while Hon. Chrisantus Wamalwa and Mr. Sunya Orre have been nominated to lead the Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation.
Hon. Mary Yaine Seneta and Hon. John Lodepe Nakara have been nominated to lead the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, while Prof. Elijah Gitonga Rintaugu will head the Ministry of Labour & Social Protection.
Finally, Ms. Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki and Ms. Rael Chebichii Lelei have been nominated to lead the Ministry of East African Community (EAC), The ASALS & Regional Development, while Mr. David Kipkorir Kiplagat and Hon. Fredrick Otieno Outa will head the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy & Maritime Affairs.
The nomination of Mr. Allan Kibet Kosgey to head the State Law Office completes the list of nominees, and the parliamentary vetting process is expected to begin soon
Full List Of 50 (CAS) Chief Administrative Secretaries 2023
|Office of the Deputy President
||Ms. Ann Wanjiku Mwangi, Mr. Nicholas Ngabiya Rioba, Mr. Edwin Sudi Wandabusi
|Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary
||Hon. Sharif Athman Ali, Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua, Hon. Rehema Hassan
|Ministry of Interior & National Administration
||Hon. Samuel Kuntai Tunai, Hon. Millicent Nyaboke Omanga, Amb. Mohamud Ali Saleh
|Ministry of Defence
||Hon. Alfred Agoi Masadia
|The National Treasury & Economic Planning
||Hon. Kirui Joseph Limo, Hon. Beatrice Nkatha Nyaga
|Ministry of Foreign & Diaspora Affairs
||Hon. Joash Arthur Maangi, Hon. Catherine Waruguru
|Ministry of Public Service, Gender & Affirmative Action
||Hon. Hussein Tuneya Dado, Ms. Charity Nancy Nanyama Kibaba
|Ministry of Roads & Transport
||Hon. Benjamin Jomo Washiali, Eng. Nicholas Gumbo
|Housing & Urban Development
||Hon. Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri, Hon. Victor Kioko Munyaka
|Ministry of Information, Communications & The Digital Economy
||Mr. Denis Njue Itumbi, HSC, Mr. Simon Mwangi Kamau
|Ministry of Health
||Mr. James Kimanthi Mbaluka, Hon. Khatib Abdallah Mwashetani
|Ministry of Education
||Mr. Elly Stephen Loldepe, Hon. Mark Lomunokol, Hon. Anab Mohamed Gure
|Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development
||Mr. Jackson Kiptanui, Mr. Daniel Wamahiu Kiongo
|Ministry of Investments, Trade & Industry
||Hon. Evans Odhiambo Kidero, Hon. Vincent Kemosi Mogaka, Hon. Lilian Cheptoo Tomitom
|Ministry of Co-Operatives & Micro, Small, Enterprises Development Medium (MSMEs)
||Hon. (Bishop) Margaret Wanjiru, Mr. Amos Chege Mugo
|Ministry of Youth Affairs, The Arts & Sports
||Hon. Wesley Korir, Hon. Charles Njagua Kanyi
|Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Forestry
||Ms. Jackline Mwenesi Lukalo, Hon. Nyaga John Muchiri
|Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Heritage
||Hon. Wilson Sossion, Hon. Rehema Dida Jaldesa
|Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation
||Hon. Chrisantus Wamalwa, Mr. Sunya Orre
|Ministry of Energy & Petroleum
||Hon. Mary Yaine Seneta, Hon. John Lodepe Nakara
|Ministry of Labour & Social Protection
||Prof. Elijah Gitonga Rintaugu
|Ministry of East African Community (EAC), The ASALS & Regional Development
||Ms. Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki, Ms. Rael Chebichii Lelei
|Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy & Maritime Affairs
||Mr. David Kipkorir Kiplagat, Hon. Fredrick Otieno Outa
|The State Law Office
||Mr. Allan Kibet Kosgey
Responsibilities of Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya
The Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) in Kenya are appointed to support the Cabinet Secretaries (CS) in the execution of their mandate. Their responsibilities include:
- Coordinating and supervising the implementation of government policies and programs within their respective ministries or sectors.
- Providing leadership and strategic direction in policy formulation, planning, and implementation in collaboration with the Cabinet Secretary.
- Developing and implementing strategies to enhance service delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness of government programs and services.
- Representing the Cabinet Secretary in various forums, including parliamentary committees, inter-ministerial committees, and other stakeholder engagements.
- Ensuring effective communication and coordination between the ministry and other government agencies, including county governments, to facilitate service delivery and policy implementation.
- Undertaking special assignments and projects as may be delegated by the Cabinet Secretary.
- Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the President, the Cabinet Secretary, or any other authorized officer.
These responsibilities are in addition to any specific duties or functions that may be assigned to them by the Cabinet Secretary, and they are expected to work closely with the Principal Secretaries, directors, and other officers within the ministry or sector to achieve the government’s objectives
Qualifications for Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya
The qualifications for appointment as a Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) are as follows:
- The person must be a Kenyan citizen.
- The person must have a degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
- The person must have at least five years’ experience in their area of expertise.
- The person must possess leadership skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to work effectively with others.
Additionally, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Kenya may set additional requirements, such as specialized training or experience in a particular field, depending on the specific needs of the ministry or sector in which the Chief Administrative Secretaries will be appointed.
It is worth noting that Chief Administrative Secretaries positions are political appointments and are made by the President in consultation with the Cabinet Secretary.
As such, other factors, such as political affiliations or connections, may also play a role in the appointment process.
However, the qualifications outlined above are the minimum requirements that must be met for an individual to be considered for appointment as a Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya.