Top Ten Most vocal Ministers in Kenya 2018
The constitution of Kenya allows for a Cabinet which is made up of The President, Deputy President, Attorney General and Cabinet Secretaries (Ministers).
Before assuming office, the ministers are vetted by the parliament. In 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed his Cabinet Secretaries, Public Secretaries, and Chief Administrative Secretaries. The secretaries were then vetted and approved by the Parliament.
In his move to drive his big four agendas (affordable housing, food security, affordable healthcare, and manufacturing), The President nominated capable men and women to help him during his last term in office.
The cabinet secretaries resumed work immediately and some of them have already started building public confidence. These hard-working men and women are proving that Kenya can move forward if more effort was placed in development matters.
The Keys issues the ministers have been tackling
In the first quarter of the year 2018, Kenya was faced with a number of challenges which included drought, insecurity, deforestation, ethnic crashes, and troubles in the health sector.
The ministers involved stepped in to mobilize resources toward the issues. This saw the arrest of criminals in the Mt. Elgon region, provision of relief food to affected areas, the ban of cutting down of trees, and a compulsory leave to the CEO of Kenyatta National Hospital.
The following is a list of top ten ministers (cabinet secretaries) who are already gaining the attention of the public. This both for positive and negative reasons.
List of most vocal cabinet secretaries in Kenya 2018
- Amina Mohammed – Education
- Keriako Tobiko – Environment and Forestry
- Fred Matiang’i – Interior and Coordination of National Government
- Mwangi Kiunjuri – Agriculture and Irrigation
- Najib Balala – Tourism and Wildlife
- Eugine Wamalwa – Devolution and ASAL areas
- Monica Juma – Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- Henry Rotich – Treasury
- James Macharia – Transport and Infrastructure Development
- Sicily Kariuki – Health