President Kenyatta appoints CS Matiang’i head of all gov’t projects


Interior CS Fred Matiang’i speaking after opening a Capacity Building Workshop for Assistant County ...
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i speaking after opening a Capacity Building Workshop for Assistant County Commissioners (ACCs) from the Eastern Region in the Kenya School of Government in Embu. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Matiang’i will be deputised by Treasury CS Henry Rotich and the committee will include all Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney General Paul Kihara as well as the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
  • President Kenyatta also formed the National Development Implementation Technical Committee that will be chaired by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i as Chairperson of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.

The appointment means the no-nonsense CS will now be in-charge of delivery of all National Government programmes and projects and will report directly to the Head of State.

Matiang’i will be deputised by Treasury CS Henry Rotich and the committee will include all Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney General Paul Kihara as well as the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

Among the roles of the committee, according to an Executive Order issued on Monday, will be to “monitor and evaluate the follow up mechanisms for resources allocated for National Government Priority Programmes and Projects, to ensure proper utilization and realization of the targeted outcomes.”

They will also “provide coordinated strategic communication to the Public and other stakeholders on the progress of National Government Programmes and Projects.”

President Kenyatta also formed the National Development Implementation Technical Committee that will be chaired by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho with his Treasury counterpart Kamau Thugge as Vice-Chairperson.

Mr. Kibicho will oversee a team of members consisting various PS’s from various government ministries and departments such as Energy, Planning, Devolution, Health, Crop Development, Industrialization, Lands, Infrastructure, Transport, and Housing.

Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto, as well as Head of Presidential Delivery Unit Nzioka Waita, will also comprise the team.

In the Executive Order, President Kenyatta also formed the Regional Development Implementation Co-ordination Committee, chaired by the Regional Commissioner, as well as the County Development Implementation Co-ordination Committee, chaired by the County Commissioner.

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