President Uhuru Kenyatta Cabinet Secretaries have largely been a big disappointment. They have shown little in terms of development even with their vast experiences in the corporate world. We explore some of the top five most worst Cabinet Secretariess who make up the log of non-performers.
Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu
Kenyans are yet to come to terms with reports that the tetanus and polio vaccines administered to women and children across the country were laced with birth control hormones. The Catholic church had strongly opposed the countrywide campaign insisting that they had to first carry out tests before the vaccines were administered. Dr Cleopa Kilonzo heads the Ministry of Health practicing birth control through unorthodox means. His ministry has been dogged with scandal after scandal. Just recently an audit revealed that Sh5billion had been siphoned from the Health ministry. The US cut aid to MoH until corruption is rooted out at his docket. Medics are still on demanding better pay. Mailu takes the cake of the most useless CS.
Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Gen (Rtd)Joseph K Nkaissery
If he was serving in the KANU regime, CS Gen Rtd Joseph Nkaissery would have been a perfect fit. He is fast taking Kenyans back to the dictatorial past that is best left forgotten. The high handedness of the police when dealing with protestors has exposed him badly in the public eye. Joseph has also clamped down hard on bloggers who criticize his wanting management style and corruption in his docket.He recently ordered the National Super Alliance (NASA) not to use their slogan 10 million plus one vote saying it was a recipe for chaos
Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr. Hassan Wario Arero
He is one of the most clueless CS Kenya has. Kenya could not beat a deadline by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to prove that the country was serious in fighting doping among its athletes. A legislation passed in parliament to tackle the menace was not consistent with WADA expectations. He presided over the fiasco that was the RIO 2016 that saw athletes miss sports kits among a litany of other complaints. Dr Hassan Wario has not done anything in the Sports ministry that is worth penning down.
Agriculture CS Willy Bett
He has taken over his Health CS as arguably Kenya’s worst public servant. The maize crisis that nearly led to the ‘unga revolution’ can be blamed on the ineptitude of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett. His ministry has been accused of creating the unga shortage in collision with private millers inorder to justify duty free importation of the precious ‘commodity’.
Ministry of Water & Irrigation Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Eugene Wamalwa
Why President Uhuru appointed Eugene Wamalwa in his cabinet is a puzzle that will take political pundits forever to crack. Eugene, like Wario, is clueless and will only succeed in making Uhuru look bad. So far he has managed to attract court cases thanks to the unlawful decisions that he has been making in his docket to exert his authority. That aside, his Range Rover was impounded by KRA for tax evasion.
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Willy Bett
Farmers in Rift Valley have been complaining that the fertilizers Jubilee distributed in the region affected their crop.