Michael Gichangi resigns as Uhuru makes changes in govt


Kenya: The National Intelligence Service Director Michael Gichangi has resigned on personal reasons, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.

The much-decorated Major-General Gichangi was appointed to head Kenya’s intelligence gathering in 2006 for a five-year term. His term in office was renewed in 2011.

“Gichangi had a distinguished and colourful career spanning four decades in Kenya’s defence forces, where he rose through the ranks to Major-General. He has played his role as Director-General of NIS with commitment, dedication and professionalism, for which our country is grateful,” the President said ina  statement sent to newsrooms Thursday night.

The President thanked Gichangi for his distinguished service to the country and asked him to remain in his role until a replacement is nominated.

The Head of State also announced a reshuffle of eight Principal Secretaries which he said, is geared towards enhancing service delivery. Those moved are:

Amb. Dr Monica Juma – Department of Interior

Mr Mutea Iringo – Ministry of Defence

Mr Patrick Omutia – Ministry of Mining

Amb. Richard Etai Titus – Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

Ms Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki – Ministry of Devolution

Amb. John Konchella – Department of East African Community

Dr Khadijah Kassachoon – Ministry of Health

Prof. Fred HK Segor – Department of Livestock

Uhuru further nominated and made transfers of some ambaddadors as follows.

Robinson Githae – Washington DC

Chirau Ali Makwere – Dar es Salaam

Kiema Kilonzo – Ankara, Turkey

Sam Ongeri – Habitat

Richard Opembe – Dublin

Mohammud Mohammed – Riyadh

Lucy Chelimo – Ottawa

Dr George Masafu – Kinshasa

Professor Bitok – Khartoum

Joseph Magut- Berlin

Major-General Jeoff Otieno – Cairo

Galma M Boru – Doha

Isaac Njenga – Windhoek

Sheikh Dor – Muscat

Dr Karau – Geneva

Sophie Kadzo Kombo – Lusaka

Rukia Sugow – Tehran

His Excellency the President has transferred the following Ambassadors and diplomats to new stations.

Amb Mohamed Gello – Seoul

Amb Lazarus Amayo – London

Amb John Lanasunya – Algiers

Amb Ali Abbas – Kuwait

Amb SK Maina – Tokyo

Lemorashira – Harare

Joseph Maikara – Luanda

Jean Kamau – Bangkok

In addition, the President appointed Deputy Ambassadors/Deputy Heads of Mission as follows:

Bellianda Achieng Omino – New Delhi

Aggrey Shitsama – Station to be announced

Jane Waikenda – Pretoria


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