Esther Koimett, the current Principal Secretary in the State Department for Transport, last night was being considered as a long-term replacement for disgraced National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.
Because the new the Finance boss will have to be vetted by Parliament, State House was reportedly considering naming either Transport CS James Macharia or his East African Community and Regional Development colleague Adan Mohamed as acting CS.
“There is urgency in filling these positions so expect an announcement anytime now,” a PS said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, according to people close to him, has been consulting widely on a number of replacements after Rotich was arrested and charged in court with corruption-related offences.
The corruption purge involving the Sh63 billion twin dam scandals — specific charges on Tuesday focused on the Kimwarer dam — has claimed five top bosses at Treasury including Rotich and his PS Kamau Thugge.No Fields Found.