Kenya: Correctional Services PS Esther Ngero Resigns

Nairobi — The Principal Secretary for Correctional Services Esther Ngero has resigned from President William Ruto’s administration citing personal reasons.

Ngero resignation comes days after she was reassigned from the State Department for Performance Management and Delivery Services to the State Department for Correctional Services.

“The Head of State and Government has conveyed his gratitude to Ms Ngero for her service to the nation and wished her the very best in all her future endeavors,” the communication by Head of Public Service read.

In her previous docket,the outgoing Principal Secretary served in the office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

“In her time in office, Ms Ngero has been instrumental in establishing the institutional framework to support the implementation of Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring for MDAs,” Koskei stated.

Ngero is a certified accountant by training and exudes an almost two decades career in petroleum sector.

She was swapped to the State Department for Correctional Services after President William Ruto reassigned seven Principal Secretaries in a reshuffle following the sacking of Public Health Principal Secretary Josephine Mburu.

Correctional Services Principal Secretary Mary Muthoni was named the new PS responsible for the Public Health docket yielding her portfolio to Ngero who ceded the Performance Management docket in the Prime Cabinet Secretary’s Office.