PS Esther Ngero Resigns From Ruto’s Government After a Few Months in Office

President William Ruto on Tuesday, May 23, accepted the resignation of Esther Ngero, Principal Secretary for Correctional Services, who is leaving office for personal reasons.

In a statement signed by the Head of Public Service Felix Koskei, the outgoing PS was recently reassigned from the State Department for Performance Management and Delivery Services in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary to the State Department for Correctional Services within the Ministry of Interior & National Administration.

Ngero was lauded for establishing the institutional framework to support the implementation of Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring for Ministries, State Departments, and State Agencies (MDAs).

“The Head of State has conveyed his gratitude to Ngero for her service to the nation and wished her the very best in all her future endeavours,” the statement read in part.

A certified accountant by training, Ngero joined the ranks of Principal Secretaries in December 2022, after amassing an almost two-decades career in the petroleum sector.

She attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Mathematics at Kenyatta University in August 2002 and later pursued a professional certification in Petroleum Stocks Control and Management at the Kenya School of Petroleum Studies.

She ventured into the petroleum business in August 2004, where she joined the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) as an assistant accountant.

After amassing two years, she jumped ship to Dalbit Petroleum Limited as Operations Manager. She rose through the ranks to Chief Officer in the Petroleum Supply Chain and Trading department.

Part of her role involved ensuring efficiency across the company supply chain and optimizing the Group’s petroleum business operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Eastern and Southern DRC, Southern Sudan, Uganda and Mauritius.

After a 12-year stint at the company, she transitioned to become the Chief Executive Officer of Janus Continental Group in January 2020. The headquarters of the company was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Esther prides herself in managing highly effective and dedicated multicultural teams while ensuring strong collaboration and continuously embedding a high-performance culture within a particular organisation.

The news comes as President Ruto recently reassigned seven PSs in a reshuffle following the sacking of Public Health Principal Secretary Josephine Mburu over the alleged impropriety within the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA)

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