Ms Esther Ngero, Principal Secretary for Correctional Services, on Tuesday, May 23, became the first top government official to resign from the Kenya Kwanza government.

Her shocking resignation has just come a few days after President William Ruto reassigned her from the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration.

According to reliable sources from the State House, she has resigned for her own “personal reasons,” which have not been revealed to the members of the public.

How the President reacted

According to the report from the State House, President Ruto has accepted her resignation from the PS position, however, the President accepted the resignation with regrets.

“President William Ruto has received and accepted with regret the resignation of Ms. Esther Ngero, Principal Secretary for Correctional Services, who is leaving the office for personal reasons,” read the letter in part.

Esther Ngero was among seven PSs that President Ruto moved to different ministries

During the reassigning of the PSs, Felix Koskei, the Head of the Public Service, said that the decision was arrived at following complaints of alleged impropriety within the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) in its management and administration of various medical programmes being undertaken by Kenya in conjunction with its development partners.

One PS was also fired over the same. Public Health Principal Secretary Josephine Mburu was shown the door a day before the reshuffling of the PSs took place.

Felix Koskei has praised the Ngero as a public servant who did her best while serving in the crucial docket. He also wished her good luck in her next endeavours

“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 Ministries, State Departments, and State Agencies (MDAs),” the letter added.

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