If civil society requests are met, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Public Service CS Moses Kuria, and Tourism CS Alfred Mutua, among others, may be re-vetted.
The Kenya National Civil Society Centre, a lobbying group, has urged President William Ruto and the National Assembly to re-vet all Cabinet Secretaries who were moved to different ministries in the recent reshuffle.
The advocacy group, through its Executive Director Suba Churchill, called for a new evaluation Wednesday, stating that the rearrangement shows that the CSs and PSs failed to execute on their mandate.
“It is only through such vetting that their reassignment can accord and be seen to have been done in accordance with the dictates of Chapter Six and Article 152 (2) of the Constitution on the procedure for appointment of Cabinet Secretaries,” the statement goes on to say.
The lobby group also contended that East African Community (EAC) Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza should be fired, citing her abysmal performance during her initial appointment to the Tourism docket.
“Vetting the reassigned CSs and PSs afresh will accord the sovereign people of Kenya, the National Assembly, Constitutional Commissions, and independent offices charged with ensuring compliance to the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and Integrity,” the statement went on to say.
On October 4, Ruto reshuffled his cabinet in an effort to increase the efficiency with which government services are delivered.
Alfred Mutua, Moses Kuria, Aisha Jumwa, Rebecca Miano, Alice Wahome, and Zackariah Njeru were reallocated, while Mudavadi was given additional responsibilities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.