President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday admitted making errors on Friday when he reshuffled 9 Principal Secretaries in a move that raised eyebrows.
Through State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena, Uhuru said the move aimed at improving service delivery as he seeks to cement his legacy.
Curiously, the changes saw Major General (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa being moved from Defense to Public works, barely two months after leaving Immigration.
“In order to enhance efficiency and service delivery, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya and the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Uhuru Kenyatta has made the following changes in Government affecting Principal Secretaries,” State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena announced on Friday.
But in South Coast, Uhuru stormed the homecoming of Gender Affairs PS Safina Kwekwe, who was omitted in the changes made by the president.
While addressing residents in South Coast, Uhuru said Dr Francis Owino will remain as Industrialization PS, adding that Safina Kwekwe shall remain in Public Service and Gender.
Mr Julius Korir had been moved to Public Service and Gender even though Safina was still in the department. Korir, who was in infrastructure, will now move to Youths department.
"I did some little changes in government on Friday. Very minimal changes. I will yet I again have to make changes on Monday because I messed up a bit. Like Owino, I transferred him from youths to Commerce and Industrialization.
"I placed someone on his place. So the one who took over wasn't going to Sabina Kwekwe's docket as I had said earlier. He will move to Owino's Youth department. Some people are reading mischief for nothing," he said.
The president said he had intended to make the changes on Monday (today) but due to circumstances, he was forced to announce them on Saturday to end the anxiety.
Uhuru remained down coast for the better part of the weekend and inspected a number of development projects. He was accompanied by Chief of Defense Forces General Samson Mwathethe.