Wednesday July 24, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta is considering appointing Transport Principal Secretary, Ester Koimett, as a long-term replacement for disgraced National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.
Though Koimett will have to be vetted by Parliament, Uhuru was reportedly considering naming either Transport CS James Macharia or his East African Community and Regional Development colleague Adan Mohamed as acting CS before he reshuffle the cabinet and name Koimett as the CS Treasury.
Uhuru is of the idea that Koimett is the only trustworthy person who he can trust to take over Rotich.
Koimett, an investment banker with more than 25 experience in government, was said to be the favourite because she has previously worked in the Treasury and comes from Keiyo.
"The President is keen to find a competent person he can trust," a source familiar with the consultations said.
Born in 1967, Koimett's long career in public service involves serving as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Information and as the Managing Director of the Kenya Post Office Savings Bank.
For at least 18 of those years, she was involved in investment promotion, public enterprise reform and privatisation.
The Kenyan DAILY POST