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Nairobi , April 13, 2008

President Mwai Kibaki naming the grand coalition Cabinet at State House Nairobi. With him are The Prime Minister Hon Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

President Mwai Kibaki unveils Grand Coalition Cabinet

President Mwai Kibaki today at State House Nairobi named a 40-member grand coalition cabinet, and thanked all Kenyans for their patience in the period of negotiations and consultations over a new government.

The Head of State named ODM leader Raila Odinga as Prime Minister with Musalia Mudavadi and Uhuru Kenyatta as Deputy prime Ministers While retaining Kalonzo Musyoka as vice President

In naming the coalition cabinet, President Kibaki thanked Mediatos led by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and friendly countries for the support and encouragement to Kenyans to overcome the political challenges the Country experienced.

He also thanked the Prime Minister Hon Raila Odinga and all political leaders in the Country for upholding the spirit of dialogue, which enabled unlocking of the deadlock.

" I want to assure you all that l will do everything possible to ensure that our country Kenya is steered along the path of peace, unity and stability", the President said.

The Head of State said the enactment of National Accord and Reconciliation act and the announcement of the grand coalition cabinet was a demonstration of the commitment of the political leadership to move ahead and pay more attention to addressing the challenges facing Kenyans.

"The Government has increased security presence in affected areas in order to prevent a recurrence of the violence and mayhem', The President said in relation to the plight of people evicted from their farms by the recent hooliganism.

The head of state said the altitude among some political leaders that communities be restricted to particular areas or some Kenyans be perceived to be foreigners in their own country was backward and unacceptable.

He said the new expanded coalition Government gives priority attention to areas that are critical to transformation of the Country into a newly industrialized Nation status, the new ministries being Industrialization, planning and vision 2030 and Nairobi Metropolitan Development.

He reiterated the need for all Kenyans to enjoy equal rights including working and reaping the benefits of their labour anywhere in the country without hindrance under the law saying discrimination of whatever form would not be allowed by the coalition Government.

The President said he had formed the new Ministry of Northern Kenya to focus on and address the unique challenges facing ASAL areas.

The President challenged members of the new cabinet and the entire national leadership to set aside politics and get down to work and build a new Kenya "where justice is our shield and defender and where peace, liberty and plenty will be found throughout".

The following is the full cabinet list

1. Office of the President

Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security

· Minister: Hon. Professor George Saitoti

· Assistant Ministers:
. Hon. Simon Lesirma
. Hon. Joshua Orwa Ojode

Ministry of State for Defence

Minister: Hon. Yusuf Haji

Assistant Ministers: Hon. David Musila

Hon. General (Rtd) Joseph Nkaisserry

2. Office of the Vice President

Vice President and Minister for Home Affairs:

Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka

Assistant Minister: Hon. Lorna Laboso

Ministry of State for Immigration and Registration of Persons

· Minister: Hon. Gerald Otieno Kajwang'

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Francis Baya

Ministry of State for National Heritage & Culture:

· Minister: Hon. William Ole Ntimama

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Joel Onyancha Omagwa

3. Office of the Prime Minister:

· Prime Minister: Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Alfred. Khang'ati

Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision Twenty Thirty:

· Minister: Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Peter Kenneth

Ministry of State for Public Service:

· Minister: Hon. Dalmas Anyango Otieno

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Aden Ahmed Sugow

4. Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Trade:

· Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade:
. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta

· Assistant Minister: Hon. James Omingo Magara

5. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Local Government

· Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government:

. Hon. Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Robison Njeru Githae

6. Ministry of East African Community

· Minister: Hon. Amason Kingi Jeffah
· Assistant Minister: Hon. Peter Munya

7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

· Minister: Hon. Moses Wetangula

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Richard Momoima Onyonka

8. Ministry of Finance
· Minister: Hon. Amos Kimunya

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Dr. Oburu Oginga

9. Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs

· Minister: Hon. Martha Karua

· Assistant Minister: Hon. William Cheptumo Kipkorir

10. Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development

· Minister: Hon. Mutula Kilonzo

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Elizabeth Ongoro Masha

11. Ministry of Roads

· Minister: Hon. Kipkalya Kones

· Assistant Ministers: Hon. Wilfred Machage

. Hon. Lee Kinyanjui

12. Ministry of Public Works

· Minister: Hon. Chris Obure

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Dickson Wathika Mwangi

13. Ministry of Transport

· Minister: Hon. Chirau Ali Makwere

· Assistant Minister: Hon. John Harun Mwau

14. Ministry of Water and Irrigation

· Minister: Hon. Charity Kaluki Ngilu

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri

15. Ministry of Regional Development Authorities

· Minister: Hon. Fredrick Omulo Gumo
· Assistant Minister: Hon. Judah Katoo Ole Metito

16. Information & Communications

· Minister: Hon. Samuel Poghisio

· Assistant Minister: Hon. George Munyasa Khaniri
. Hon. Maj. (Rtd) Dhadho Godhana

17. Ministry of Energy

· Minister: Hon. Kiraitu Murungi

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Charles Keter

. Hon. Maalim Mohamud Mohamed

18. Ministry of Lands

· Minister: Hon. Aggrey James Orengo

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Silvester Wakoli Bifwoli

. Hon. Samwel Gonzi Rai

19. Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources

· Minister: Hon. John Michuki

· Assistant Ministers: Hon. Ramadhan Seif Kajembe

. Hon. Jackson Kiplagati Kiptanui

20. Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife
· Minister: Hon. Noah Wekesa

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Josphat Koli Nanok

21. Ministry of Tourism

· Minister: Hon. Mohamed Najib Balala

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Cecily Mtito Mbarire

22. Ministry of Agriculture

· Minister: Hon. William Samoei Ruto

· Assistant Ministers: Hon Japhet Kareke Mbiuki

. Hon. Gideon Musyoka Ndambuki

23. Ministry of Livestock Development

· Minister: Hon. Mohamed Abdi Kuti

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Bare Aden Duale

24. Ministry of Fisheries Development

· Minister: Hon. Paul Nyongesa Otuoma
· Assistant Minister: Hon. Mohamed Abu Abuchiaba

25. Ministry of Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands

· Minister: Hon. Ibrahim Elmi Mohamed

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Hussein Tarry Sasura

26. Ministry of Cooperatives Development

· Minister: Hon. Joseph Nyagah

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Linah Jebii Kilimo

27. Ministry of Industrialization

· Minister: Hon. Henry Kiprono Kosgey

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Ndiritu Murithi

28. Ministry of Housing

· Minister: Hon. Peter Soita Shitanda

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Kariuki

29. Ministry of Special Programmes

· Minister: Hon. Dr. Naomi Namsi Shabani

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Mohamed Muhamud Ali

30. Ministry of Gender and Children Affairs

· Minister: Hon. Esther Murugi Mathenge

· Assistant Minister Hon. Atanas Manyala Keya

31. Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation

· Minister: Hon. Hon. Beth Wambui Mugo
· Assistant Minister: Hon. Dr. James Ondicho

32. Ministry of Medical Services

· Minister: Hon. Prof. Peter Anyang'

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Danson Buya

33. Ministry of Labour

· Minister: Hon. John Kiyonga Munyes

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Sospeter Ojamaa

34. Ministry of Youth and Sports

· Minister: Hon. Dr. Helen Jepkemoi

· Assistant Minister: Hon. Wavinya Ndeti

. Hon. Kabando wa Kabando

35. Ministry of Education

· Minister: Hon. Samson Kegeo Ongeri
· Assistant Ministers: Hon. Prof. Patrick Ayiecho

Hon. Andrew Calist Mwatela

36. Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

· Minister: Hon. Dr. Sally Jepngetich Kosgey

· Assistant Ministers: Hon. Kilemi Mweria

Hon. Asman Abongotum Kamama

37. Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General: Hon. Amos Wako




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