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Kenya picks Caroline Mwende to serve as new Secretary General of the East African Community

The Republic of Kenya has nominated Caroline Mwende Mueke to resume the country’s mandate of the Secretary General of the East African Community in Arusha.

Ms Mueke replaces Dr Peter Mathuki who was recently relieved of his duties and got dispatched to Eastern Europe to represent his country as the new Kenyan ambassador to Russia, in Moscow.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of East African Cooperation, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development, Peninah Malonza stated that the decision for appointment as the new Secretary General by the Summit is in accordance with Article 67 (1) of the EAC Treaty.

The Ministry has therefore sent the notice of withdrawal of the nomination of an appointee to the post of Secretary General by the Republic of Kenya to the EAC Headquarters in Arusha and the Chairperson of the Council of Ministers as well as similar ministries in member states.

It was directed to the South Sudan’s Minister for East African Community Affairs Chairperson, who serves as the EAC Council of Ministers.

“Pursuant to Regulation 118 of the EAC Staff Rules and Regulations 2013, the Republic of Kenya hereby gives notice of withdrawal of Dr. Peter Mutuku Mathuki as the Secretary General, from the date to be determined by the Summit of Heads of State.” Reads part of the dispatch.

“This has been occasioned by his nomination on 8th March, 2023 for appointment as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Moscow, Russia, by the President of the Republic of Kenya. He is now to serve the Republic in a different capacity.”

“Consequently, the purpose of the ministerial letter is therefore to request you to direct the Secretariat to convene an extra-ordinary meeting of the Council to consider the Notice of withdrawal.”

“And submit a request to the Chair of the Summit to convene an extra- ordinary meeting of the Summit to consider the notice of withdrawal,” read the notice.

Dr Mathuki, who is being replaced by Caroline Mwende, served as the Secretary General of the EAC for three years, which means the remaining two years will be covered by his successor from Kenya.

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