Dear friends and colleagues,
I believe many of you know Wangari Maathai, who's founded Kenya's Greenbelt
Movement, has been a leader on gender & sustainable development issues and in
many other areas for a long time.
Wangari has just been named assistant on environment, natural resources and
wildlife for the new Kenyan Cabinet (see below).
Best wishes to a brave woman!
Regards - Minu
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 20:19:29 -0500
From: Jan Peterson <huairou@...
Subject: [Fwd: Wangari Named in Kibaki Cabinet--from HC
Kibaki Names New Cabinet
NAIROBI, Friday - Newly elected Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki named his
cabinet here Friday, with running mate Michael Wamalwa nominated
vice-president of the eastern African country.
Also listed in the new cabinet are Kalonzo Musyoka, for foreign affairs
and international cooperation, George Saitoti for education and Raila
Odinga for roads and public works.
The Cabinet now stands as follows: Provincial Administration Chris
Murungaru; assistant Stephen Tarus; Public Service Geoffrey Parpai;
assistant Maurice Dzoro; vice-president Wamalwa Kijana; minister of
state in VP's Office Jebii Kilimo; minister for finance David Mwiraria;
assistant Mutua Katuku.
Foregn affairs, Kalonzo Musyoka; assistant minister Ali Shirao Mukwere;
roads and public works Raila Odinga; assistant Joshua Toro; education
George Saitoti; assistant Kilemi Mireria and Fred Gumo. Home affairs
Moody Awori; assisted by Wilfred Machage; planning and national
development Anyang' Nyong'o assisted by Musikari Kombo; agriculture
Kipruto arap Kirwa; assistant Joseph Munyao and Wycliffe Osundwa.
Health Charity Ngilu assisted by Gideon Konchella.
Justice and constitutional affairs Kiraitu Murungi assisted by Njeru
Githae; transport and communications John Njoroge Michuki; local
government Karisa Maitha assisted Betty Tett; for water Martha Karua and
assited by John Munyes.
Energy Ochillo Ayacko; assistant Mwangi Kiunjuri; trade and industry
Mukhisa Kituyi assisted by P.S. Miriti; land and settlement Amos Kimunya
assisted by Orwa Ojode; environment, natural resources and wildlife,
Newton Kulundu and assistant Wangari Maathai.
Labour and manpower Ahmed Khalif and his assistant Peter Odoyo;
cooperative development Peter Njeru assisted by Peter Kenneth; Gender,
Sports and Culture is Najib Balala; assistant S. Bomet; tourism and
information, Raphael Tuju; assistant Beth Mugo; Attorney General Amos
Wako; secretary to the cabinet and head of civil service, Dr Sally
Kosgey. Kibaki, 71, leader of the National Rainbow Coalition, won the
presidential election and promised the country a "smaller, slimmer and
more efficient government."
Kibaki won 62.2% of the valid votes cast in last month's landmark polls,
according to definitive results released Friday.
Kibaki's main challenger in the December 27 elections, Uhuru Kenyatta,
who stood for the Kenya African National Union (KANU) won 31.3%.
Kibaki's NARC won 125 of the 210 elected seats in parliament against
NARC's 59.5% share of the seats will be sufficient to push through
legislation, but not to change the constitution without the support of
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