Uhuru Reshuffles his Cabinet after Finance CS is charged with graft


Spokesperson’s Office
State House, Nairobi.

Wednesday, 24th July 2019

Press Statement

Reorganization of Government

In order to ensure smooth operations and continuity at the National Treasury and in line Ministries following the Court Order affecting the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning Mr. Henry Rotich and the Principal Secretary for the National Treasury Dr. Kamau Thugge, His Excellency the President has made the following changes to the organization of Government:

(I) Hon. (Amb.) Ukur Yatani Kanacho, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, assumes, in Acting Capacity the Cabinet Secretary responsibility for National Treasury and Planning.

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(II) Dr. Julius Monzi Muia is appointed as the Principal Secretary for the National Treasury.

(III) Mr. Torome Saitoti is appointed as the Principal Secretary for the State Department of Planning.

(IV) Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa is appointed as the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Defence according to the statement by Kanze Dena-Mararo the
State House Spokesperson.

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Up to his appointment as the Principal Secretary for the National Treasury, Dr. Julius Muia has been serving as the Planning PS. Muia is a finance professional with 30 years of experience in different levels of management. He has trained in leadership and teaches at Strathmore Business School.


Muia is an alumnus of the University Of Nairobi School of Business and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. He acquired a Master’s Degree and was later awarded Ph.D. in Finance from the same university in 2012. Muia has previously served as the chief operating officer at HF Group, formerly Housing Finance, Unga Group Limited, Lonrho Hotels Group among many other roles in a career spanning three decades.

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He was appointed in 2016 by President Uhuru as the director-general mandated to drive Kenya towards the realization of Vision 2030. He was also the Secretary and CEO of the National Economic and Social Council. The council was established by then-President Mwai Kibaki in 2004. He served as a Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer in the Housing Finance Company for seven years from 2001. The new PS also served as a Finance Director in Safari Parks Holdings.