The Principal Secretary nominations list presented by President William Ruto on Wednesday has received acclaim from Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi.
The county executive who was chosen by President Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party claims the 51-member list, which was chosen from 250 candidates, is diversified and includes members from many political and ethnic groupings.
“When I look at this list, practically everyone on it, in my opinion, represents different locations, ethnic groups, faiths, and political ideologies. In an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday, Wamatangi remarked, “Kenya is a galaxy of Kenyans.
He dismissed opponents who had since accused President Ruto of favoritism in the nominations, referring to their complaints as political campaigns.
We should declare that this is a good structure and let’s get down to business, he remarked, unless you still want to be competitors as we were during the campaigns.
The governor asked, “How many governments have you seen where we give people the chance to serve and they end up being internal saboteurs of the government’s vision?”
Former Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir, former Regional Development PS in charge of Regional and Northern Corridor Development Belio Kipsang, and former Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke are a few of the well-known personalities on President Ruto’s PS list.
There were 9,154 applicants for the positions of Principal Secretary. PSC narrowed down the list of candidates to 477, then a day later it increased to 585.
However, President Ruto’s list of selections lacks a few well-known individuals that the Public Service Commission (PSC) had shortlisted.
They include former senator Isaac Mwaura, former member of parliament David Ole Sankok, and IEBC commissioner Boya Molu.
At the same time, President Ruto kept six PSs from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration, including Dr. Chris Kiptoo (National Treasury), Julius Korir (State Department for Cabinet Affairs), and Dr. Belio Kipsang (State Department for Basic Education).