President Kibaki has this afternoon accepted decision by Uhuru Kenyatta to step aside as Finance Minister. Uhuru will however stay on as Deputy Prime Minister without portfolio.
Robinson Njeru Githae takes over at Finance while Francis Kimemia takes over from Muthaura as Head of Civil Service. Mutea Iringo will be Acting Permanent Secretary for Provincial Administration and Internal Security.
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Full PPS Statement is reproduced here:
PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI ACCEPTS DECISION BY HEAD OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND SECRETARY TO THE CABINET AMBA. MUTHAURA, AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER; MINISTER FOR FINANCE HON. UHURU KENYATTA TO STEP ASIDE
His Excellency the President has accepted the decision by Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, EGH, M.P. to step aside as the Minister for Finance. However, Hon. Kenyatta will retain the position of Deputy Prime Minister in accordance with the Constitution.
His Excellency the President has appointed Hon. Robinson Githae, EGH, M.P. Minister for Nairobi Metropolitan Development, to be the Acting Minister for Finance.
His Excellency the President has also accepted the decision by Amb. Dr. Francis K. Muthaura, EGH to step aside as Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service.
In this regard, Mr. Francis T. Kimemia, CBS Permanent Secretary, Provincial Administration and Internal Security will be Acting Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Public Service.
Mr. Mutea Iringo will be Acting Permanent Secretary for Provincial Administration and Internal Security.
26th January, 2012