Health PS Nicholas Muraguri was on Friday 31 March moved to the Ministry of Lands by President Uhuru Kenyatta who conducted a mini reshuffle of Principal Secretaries.
Dr. Nicholas Muraguri will replace Mariam El Maawy who will take over as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works.
In a statement to newsrooms, State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the reassignment will improve accountability for results in the government’s execution of its responsibilities.
“Uhuru has deemed it necessary to make changes to the organization of government. The President has purposed the changes to enhance teamwork.”
The reshuffle of Principal Secretaries will be affecting the ministry of devolution, transport, irrigation and gender affairs. Others include industry enterprise development, planning and statistics.
Dr. Muraguri, who came under fire during the KSh 5.3 billion Health Ministry scandal and was accused by CS Cleopa Mailu of undermining his authority during negotiations to end the doctors’ strike, will be replaced by Julius Korir who was PS for Industry and Enterprise Development.
Korir’s position will be taken over by Irrigation PS Patrick Nduati.
The reshuffle also sees Amb. Peter Kaberia moved from Defence PS to Sports Development. Saitoti Torome who was in charge of Planning and Statistics is to replace Amb. Kaberia in the same capacity.
Mr. Torome’s position will be taken over by Wilson Nyakera who was with the Ministry of Transport, with Nyakera’s vacant position taken over by Dr. Paul Mwangi who was in charge of Public Works.
Others moved include Micah Pkopus Powon from Correctional centres to the Devolution Ministry. Peter Kaberia is now at Sports and Development from Defence.
Devolution’s Mwanamaka Mabruki is now at Gender Affairs with Richard Ekai from Sports now in charge of Correctional Services.