Kenya YearBook Editorial Board | Cabinets

Kibaki Cabinet

  • Beth Mugo – Champion of women’s empowerment
    Beth Wambui Mugo is an early inductee to the inner sanctums of power, as she was a favourite of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. She clearly stayed the course, becoming Nairobi’s first ever woman Member of Parliament (MP) in 1997. Before her foray into politics, where she left ineradicable mark in human rights, […]

Moi Cabinet

  • Mwai Kibaki – The gentleman politician
    When President Jomo Kenyatta died in 1978, Mwai Kibaki was his long-serving Minister for Finance. Once Vice President Daniel arap Moi took over and constituted his Cabinet in October the same year, he retained Kibaki in the Finance docket and elevated him to the vice presidency. At the height of […]

Kenyatta Cabinet

  • Argwings Kodhek – Mau Mau lawyer
    In 1963, Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta appointed C.M.G. Argwings-Kodhek an Assistant Minister for Defence. In 1966, he was promoted to head the Ministry of Natural Resources and eventually in 1967 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was a true hero […]
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