CS Adan Mohamed quits Cabinet to vie for Mandera Governor seat

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of East African Community &Regional Development Adan Mohamed has resigned.

Mohammed will be contesting for a political seat in the upcoming August General election.

Mohamed who is seeking to be the next Mandera County Governor announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Through a statement, Mohamed thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for the opportunity to serve Kenyans under his leadership over the last nine (9) years.

“During this period, we have achieved significant milestones in the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Agriculture and finally in East African Community and Regional Development,” he said.

Mohamed went ahead to state some of the achievements he had achieved during his 9-year tenure as a civil servant which include the Development of Kenya’s Industrialization Roadmap, the pioneer National Export Strategy, negotiations and the conclusion of key Trade Agreements such as the European Partnership Agreement (EPA), the Africa Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA), the remarkable transformation of Kenya’s Business and Investment Climate, Reforms within the East African Community, including the progress on the admission of DRC into the EAC, and ranking of the Ministry of EAC&RD as the 3rd best performing Ministry in Government last year amongst others.

The former CS also thanked his colleagues in Cabinet and the staff across the various Ministries he served. He in addition wished them well as they continued to serve the nation.

“Our dynamic and vibrant private sector and development partners have played critical roles in the various milestones achieved during the period, and I thank them as well,” he concluded.

His resignation comes in the backdrop of other resignations by Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes, who resigned to vie as the next governor for Turkana County and Devolution CS Charles Keter who on his part stepped down to focus on his bid to become the next Kericho Governor.

All Civil servants and non-exempted public servants seeking to join active politics have until Tuesday 8th to resign pursuant to a directive by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Earlier, the court ruled that Civil servants who want to vie in the General Election have until tomorrow to resign from their positions.

Justice Njagi Marete had ruled that section 43(5) of the Elections Act 2011 is unconstitutional and without any legal basis or force.


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