Bitange Ndemo Among 38 Uhuru-Era Envoys Facing Recall [LIST]
Half of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointed envoys are facing a recall by President William Ruto.
The ambassadors and high commissioners representing Kenya’s mission abroad were appointed by the former president between 2013 and 2022.
The recall as explained in Daily Nation by Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Korir Sing’oei will be based on 3 criteria.
Former ICT Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo (right) with former US President Barack Obama during a past event.
“The recall of envoys will vary from one person to another.
“There are ambassadors who have served their maximum term while others have attained retirement age,” Korir revealed on Sunday, January 29.
Korir further added that there are ambassadors who do not fit the criteria mentioned above but nevertheless will face a recall.
“Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President and so it is possible for ambassadors who have active terms to be recalled,” he animated.
Uhuru months toward the end of his term in August 2022, made a series of ambassadorial appointments that are facing an imminent recall.
Top names include; Former Information and Communications Technology (ICT) PS Bitange Ndemo (Belgium) and former Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai (Namibia).
Other envoys who have not finished a year in their assignments include; Mary Mugwanja (Vienna, Austria), Muthoni Gichohi (China), Gathoga Chege (Cuba), Salim Salim (Djibouti), Ayub Matiiri (Egypt).
Clement Kiteme (Angola), Galma Boru (Indonesia), Paul Ndung’u (Mozambique), Andrew Ikenye (Nigeria), Margaret Shava (Netherlands), Amina Abdalla (Oman), Nyambura Kamau (Pakistan), Boniface Mwilu (Qatar), Michael Oyugi (Spain), Thomas Chepkuto (Somalia), Leonard Boiyo (Turkey) and George Owinow have also served less than a year in their foreign postings.
Other prominent envoys who were appointed in 2020 and could be recalled include; Martin Kimani (Kenya’s ambassador to the United Nations), Tom Amolo (Berlin), John Tipis (Canberra), Immaculate Wambua (Canada), Catherine Mwangi (South Africa), Jean Kamau (Ethiopia), Lemarron Kaanto (Brazil), Daniel Wambura (Burundi), Benson Ogutu (Russia), Tabu Irina (Japan), Linday Kiptiness (Thailand) and Joshua Gatimu (Iran).
According to Sing’oei, there are currently 20 ambassadors who have served their four-year terms.
They include; Cleopa Mailu (Switzerland, UN), Judy Wakhungu (France), Willy Bett (India), Mohammed Shidiye (Botswana), Phyllis Kandie (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO), Samuel Thuita (Israel), Nicholas Ogego (Saudi Arabia), Ndegwa Muhoro (Malaysia) and Lazarus Amayo (Washington).
According to Kenyan Constitution, an ambassador is an appointee of the President and serves a term of four years which can be renewed.
“Pursuant to Article 132 (2) (e) of the Constitution, the President shall nominate and, subject to the approval of the National Assembly, appoint high commissioners, ambassadors, and diplomatic or consular representatives.
“Unless terminated, a high commissioner, ambassador, diplomatic or consular representative shall serve for a term of four years,” the Law states.
According to Act No 12 of 2021 of Kenyan Laws, the President has the power to recall any ambassador before the term ends.
“The President may terminate the appointment of a high commissioner, ambassador, diplomatic or consular representative before the end of his or her term,” the Act states.
President William Ruto hosts the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers at State House, Nairobi on January 17, 2023.
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