Sports CS Rashid Echesa Fired!

President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday, fired Rashid Echesa as Sports Cabinet Secretary.

In the recent Cabinet Reshuffles, the president appointed CS Amina Mohammed to replace Rashid Echesa and appointed Professor George Magoha to take over the Education Ministry.

“In accordance with Article 152(5) of the Constitution, as read together with Article 152(1)(d) of the Constitution, the appointment of Mr Rashid Echesa Mohamed, as a Cabinet Secretary has been vacated,” read a statement in the Executive Order No.3 of 2019.

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In the Reshuffles, Uhuru also fired Fatuma Hirsi as the Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications in the ICT Ministry.

“In accordance with Article 155 of the Constitution, the appointment of Mrs Fatuma Hirsi, as a Principal Secretary has been vacated,” read a statement.

In other reshuffles, former EAC and Northern corridor PS Dr Susan Koech moved to the Wildlife Department.

Former Environment PS Ali Noor Ismail was transferred to Cooperatives docket.

Former Health PS Peter Kiplagat was also transferred to the Labour docket.

Former Wildlife PS Dr Margaret Mwakima, CBS, was reassigned the State Department of East African Community Affairs (EAC).

Echesa has, previously, been involved in various scandals including a human trafficking ring where he was accused of assisting their access into the country.

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The government, however, deported the eight Pakistani women in mid-January 2019 after they were accosted by police at a social club in Parklands and arraigned in court.

Previously, the CS was involved in yet another embarrassing scandal with Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala after revelations that the CS allegedly tried to frame the latter with fake nude photos.

He reportedly paid three journalists to edit Malala’s image to expose him in a compromising situation with a non-existent woman.

In other changes, former EAC and Northern corridor PS Dr Susan Koech moved to the Wildlife Department.

Former Environment PS Ali Noor Ismail was transferred to Cooperatives docket.

The firing of Echesa has raised various reactions among Kenyans.

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