Ex-ministers in unfamiliar territory as they accept new roles

Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi addresses mourners during the requiem of former Imenti Tea Factory chairman Stephen Imanyara at Lavington United Church on January 18, 2018. Kaimenyi has been appointed as Permanent Representative to Unesco. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The induction is meant to help the officials get a grip on the proper way to conduct themselves in their work stations.
  • Elkanah Odembo, who served in France and the US, thinks it is not a demotion to be appointed ambassador right from the Cabinet.

Had Amina Mohamed not been retained in the Cabinet and instead appointed Kenya’s envoy to, say Austria, as it happened to her colleagues who were dropped, she would have had to report to Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary (PS) Macharia Kamau, who was her junior in her old ministry.

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