Minister for Finance (Kenya)

The Minister of Finance of Kenya is a cabinet position held by the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Finance.

ListEdit

MinistersEdit

The following are the Finance Ministers of Kenya since independence [1]

Parties

  Kenya African National Union   Party of National Unity

# Portrait Minister Took Office Left Office Notes
1   James Gichuru 1963 1969[2] Loved his bottle. Once forgot his briefing notes at his favourite Karai Bar on Munyu road. Once also had the Budget reading stopped midway to get a swallow
2   Mwai Kibaki 1969 1982[3] Kenya's best minister in the docket and longest serving. Became third president after being elected overwhelmingly in December 2002.
3   Arthur Magugu 1982 1986[4] The Land Economist was close to second president Daniel Arap Moi
4   George Saitoti 1986 1992 Goldenberg scandal occurred[3]
5   Musalia Mudavadi 1993 1997 Land economist and son of long serving minister Moses Substone Mudavadi mopped up the excess liquidity related to the 1992 multiparty elections
6   Simeon Nyachae 1998 1999
7   Francis Masakhalia February 1999 August 1999
8   Chris Okemo Sept. 1999 Nov. 2001 Now facing an extradition case related to money laundering at Kenya Power in his earlier career as Energy minister
9   Christopher Obure Nov. 2001 Dec. 2002
10   Daudi Mwiraria Jan. 2003 Feb. 2006 Resigned following the Anglo-Leasing scandal[3]
11   Amos Kimunya Feb. 2006 2008 Resigned following the Grand Regency Scandal[3]
  John Michuki
(in a temporary capacity)
2008 2009
12   Uhuru Kenyatta 2009 2011 Resigned following the ruling by the International Criminal Court[5]
13   Robinson Njeru Githae 2011 2013

Cabinet SecretariesEdit

# Portrait Minister Took Office Left Office
1   Henry Rotich 15 May 2013 Removed in office, face charges of corruption; 22 July 2019
2 Ukur Yatani Kanacho 14 January 2020

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.treasury.go.ke/index.php/aboutus/former-finace-ministers/
  2. ^ Kenya Gazette. 28 December 1965. p. 1516. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Finance ministers: Some spent years, others months at Treasury, Daily Nation
  4. ^ http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000066200&story_title=Former-Githunguri-MP-Arthur-Magugu-dies
  5. ^ Kenya ICC: Kenyatta resigns from finance role, BBC News