Kenya YearBook Editorial Board | Cabinets

Uhuru Cabinet

  • Sicily Kariuki: The finicky honcho
    In the years just preceding the advent of the Uhuru Kenyatta administration, something refreshing was brewing at the Tea Board of Kenya. And its Managing Director, Sicily Kariuki, had everything to do with it. The beverage has become part of the […]

Kibaki Cabinet

  • Soita Shitanda – Public spirited servant
    Peter Soita Shitanda epitomized what it meant to be a Cabinet Minister in President Mwai Kibaki’s government. Like his boss, he was nearly obsessive with his work and knew the ins and outs, the hits and misses and most importantly, the buttons to constantly keep under the pressure of his thumb. […]

Moi Cabinet

Kenyatta Cabinet

  • James Samuel Gichuru – Gentle, but made of sterner stuff
    Born in 1914 to pioneer Christians Samuel Gitau and Mariam Nyaguthii, James Samuel Gichuru was the first of nine children. His 90-year-old sister Hannah Wanjiku says that at a young age, Gichuru led a life different from boys his age, mostly because […]
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