Vetting of Principal Secretary (PS) nominees began Monday, November 14, with four National Assembly committees conducting the exercise.
The 51 nominees will be vetted by the departmental committees, which will then table their findings before parliament for approval.
Some of the nominees who appeared before MPs on the first day of screening were Julius Korir, Chris Kiptoo, James Muhati, Raymond Omollo, Julius Bitok and Peter Tum.
Here is how they defended their net worth.
Devolution PS Dr Julius Korir.
Ministry of Devolution Dr Julius Korir: Cabinet Affairs Nominee
Cabinet Affairs nominee Julius Korir appeared before the National Assembly Administration and Internal Affairs and declared his wealth at Ksh 206 million, comprising of houses, rental property, his salary and dairy farming.
Korir served in various state departments including the Ministries of Health industrialization and Devolution.
He is currently the PS for Devolution and if approved he will work in the office of the Deputy President under the newly created department.
Chris Kiptoo: Treasury PS Nominee
National Treasury Principal Secretary nominee Chris Kiptoo declared that he is worth Ksh 338 million.
Kiptoo who appeared before the National Assembly Finance Committee stated that the accrued wealth is from immovable assets which include land and houses.
“I have two houses one which I bought while working at the Central Bank Of Kenya and the other I bought while working as the Principal Secretary for Trade and Environment. I have also bought parcels of land back at home,” he stated.
He is currently the PS for Environment, having been re-assigned from the Trade Ministry by former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kiptoo is also among those retained in President Ruto’s administration having served as the PS for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
He had a career spanning 15 years at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) as a manager during which he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Had a stint at the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya (CMA) as Senior advisor and manager of special projects and served the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Kenya as economic adviser to then Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.
Kiptoo also had a short stint at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).
The vetting of the nominees will run to Friday, November 18, before reports are tabled in parliament for approval and subsequent appointment by the President.
Ruto, however, is facing a legal hurdle after a petition was filed in court, challenging the recruitment process.
Below are other PS nominees and their net worth:
National Treasury Principal Secretary nominee Chris Kiptoo.