REPORTS FROM THE
Uhuru Kenyatta unveils
improved government structure
reduced structure is geared towards achieving a
efficient and effective executive branch of
Kenyan President Uhuru
Kenyatta on Thursday unveiled his new government
structure, trimming ministries from the previous 44 to
18 in line with the new constitution and also aimed at
reducing the wage bill.
the new structure, Kenyatta said the reduced structure
is geared towards achieving a lean, efficient and
effective executive branch of government.
the structure, the President has given special focus
to the youth, gender, devolution, planning as well
as national cohesion and integration which have all
been brought under the Presidency,” Kenyatta said
in the statement.
given special focus is mining which is now a
stand-alone ministry. Information, Communication and
Technology ministry as well as Sports, Culture and
Arts are also stand-alone ministries with a view to
leveraging on the creative potential of the youth.
Infrastructure ministries as well as national
resources ministries have also largely been brought
under the same roof.
exercise of the authority vested in him by the
Constitution of Kenya 2010 and in conformity with
the expectations of a lean and effective structure,
President Kenyatta officially released the list of
ministries and state departments that will form the
National Executive,” the statement said.
the Office of the presidency, there will be the
Executive Office of the President and the Executive
Office of the Deputy President with two ministries
that include the Ministry of Interior and Coordination
of National Government and the Ministry of Devolution
of the ministries created after collapsing the
ministries from 44 to 18 include Defense, Foreign
Affairs, Education which will have the Department of
Education and Department of Science and Technology,
the National Treasury, Health, Transport and
Infrastructure which will have the Department of
Transport Services and the Department of
Infrastructure, Environment, Water and Natural
Resource, Land and Housing and Urban Development.
are Labor, Social Security and Services, Energy and
Petroleum, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries under
which are the Department of Agriculture, Department of
Livestock and Department of Fisheries,
Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Commerce
and Tourism which has the Department of Commerce and
Department of Tourism, and Mining.
structure also contains the Office of the Attorney
General and Department of Justice.
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