Wario sacked as Uhuru makes new ambassadorial appointments


Wario sacked as Uhuru makes new ambassadorial appointments
Former Sports Cabinet Minister Hassan Wario. PHOTO| COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta has dropped former Sports Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario from his ambassadorial position in Vienna, Austria.

In a list of 18 appointments Wario who has been facing graft charges over the Rio Fiasco has been replaced by Ambassador Robinson Githae who moves from Washington DC in the US.

Ambassador Githae has been replaced in Washington by Lazarus Ombai Amayo who has been serving as permanent Representative at the United Nations.

Also appointed is EACC Deputy CEO Michael Mubeya who takes over ambassadorial position in Dublin Ireland to replace Richard Opembe who has been moved to Madrid in Spain.

Mubea’s appointment is seen by some as a move to clean up the anti-graft commission as new EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak stamps his authority.

A statement by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma indicates movement and promotion of diplomats at the ministry, with Lamarron Ole Kaanto to serve in Berlin, Germany; Andrew Kihurani will be in Bern, Switzerland while former Jubilee party Contender in Mwingi Mwende Mwinzi has been named to Seoul, South Korea.

Njeri Njiiri Karago will serve in Los Angeles, Njambi Kinyungu at the UN Habitat while Diana Kiambuthi moves to Stockholm.

Jackline Yonga has been named to Rome, Kariuki Mugwe Abu Dhabi, Mwendwa Musembi to Dubai.

Peter Katana Angore will represent the country in Algiers, Flora Karugu in Lusaka and John Mwangemi in Djibouti.

Purity Muhindi will serve in Dakar, Senegal while Barine Eliphas Mugendi will represent the country in Accra, Ghana.

Some of the nominees will have to be vetted by parliament before taking over their new positions as ambassadors.

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