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