President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Rashid Achesa Mohammed as the new Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Heritage, replacing Hassan Wario who previously occupied the seat.
Mr. Rashid unsuccessfully vied for the Mumias West Parliamentary Seat on a Jubilee ticket in the August 8th general elections after finishing second to ODM’s Johnson Manya. He was ODM’S youth leader prior to decamping to the ruling party.
His predecessor, Mr Wario, meanwhile shifts to the position of Kenya’s ambassador to Austria. He has in his term been castigated for failing to run the sports docket satisfyingly.
“I hereby appoint Rashid Achesa Mohammed as the new cabinet Secretary for Sports, replacing Hassan Wario who has since been nominated as Kenya’s ambassador to Austria,’’ said President Kenyatta while announcing a partial list of Cabinet Secretary at State House on Friday.
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