President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Friday fired two ministers amid quest to inject meritocracy and integrity required to enhance implementation of state programmes.

Kenyatta fired Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Rashid Echesa and replaced him with Amina Mohamed, who used to head the education tag.

Mohamed is a career diplomat, who served as Kenya’s foreign minister between 2013 to 2017 and is credited for elevating Kenya’s diplomatic clout amid shifting geopolitical dynamics.

George Magoha, former Chairman of Kenya National Examinations Council will be the new cabinet secretary for education.

Magoha, who is a renowned scholar and former Vice Chancellor of University of Nairobi, is credited for reforming administration of examinations for primary and secondary school graduates.

The reshuffle also affected several principal secretaries, who act as accounting officers in government ministries as Kenyatta embarked on implementation of an ambitious transformation agenda.