President Uhuru reorganizes government by restructuring Ministries


President Uhuru reorganizes government by restructuring Ministries

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made changes to the structure of his government to ensure effective delivery of government services.

This has seen key departments in Ministries moved around to new dockets, translating to new headquarters, notably, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia will now handle five departments to include transport, infrastructure, housing and urban development, maritime and shipping affairs as well as public works.

Two of those departments were previously under Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi.

Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed has had her docket trimmed as well. She retains the Foreign Affairs docket, but loses International Trade to Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed.

Under his renamed docket, Adan will now be responsible for the departments of Investment and Industry as well as Trade and Cooperatives.

Two Ministries under the Presidency – that is the Interior and National Coordination Ministry, and the Devolution and Planning Ministry have also been reorganised.

The Interior Ministry under Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery is now home to a newly named department for Correctional Services.

The Ministry of Devolution and Planning now holds re-named departments – under devolution is the department of devolution and department of special programmes, while under planning is the department of planning and statistics.

The Education Ministry under Dr. Fred Matiang’i previously held two departments, education, and that of science and technology. It has since been renamed the Ministry of Education with three departments – basic education, university education and vocational and technical training.

Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Ministry under Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett retains its three departments, only that fisheries is now renamed the Department of Fisheries and the Blue Economy.

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