Since coming to power in 2013, the crucial Ministry of Defence in President Uhuru Kenyatta's government has been entrusted to female Cabinet Secretaries, something that has never happened before in the history of independent Kenya.

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When he first formed his cabinet, President Kenyatta shocked everyone when she appointed career diplomat Raychelle Omamo to be in charge of the country's defence ministry.

By so doing, Omamo became the first woman in the country to head such a critical ministry. 

With the push to have more women in government President Kenyatta in his two terms in office has maintained having female CSs for the Defense docket. The docket that many would argue would be run well by a man.

This is what some would term as Uhuru's belief in gender equality.

For years, the University of Kent-trained lawyer had built her name in the diplomatic circles where she served as Kenya's first female Ambassador to France, Portugal and Serbia.

Prior to that, she had also served as the Law Society of Kenya President from 2001 to 2003. In 2012, she was honoured by President Mwai Kibaki, acquiring the title " Senior Counsel".

Fast forward, on Tuesday, President Kenyatta for the first time in seven years removed Ambassador Omamo from the Ministry of Defence. And once again, another career diplomat takes over.

Dr Monica Juma is the new holder of the office. Just like her predecessor, the new CS has made a name in the world of diplomacy.

The Oxford University-trained diplomat started off as Kenya's Ambassador to Ethiopia, African Union and IGAD, the positions she served concurrently.

She would later serve as Principal Secretary in the Ministries of Defence, Interior and then Foreign Affairs before being elevated as Kenya's top diplomat, serving as the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Perhaps it is because of the impressive performance that has earned them the trust of the President.