List Of Cabinet Secretaries In Kenya 2022
Here is the updated list of all Cabinet Secretaries (CS) in Kenya as appointed by President Dr. William Ruto on Tuesday, September 27.The Cabinet of Kenya is made up of the President, Deputy President, Attorney General, and Cabinet Secretaries.
The Kenyan Cabinet consists of 22 ministries as laid down by the Constitution. Cabinet secretaries head and manage their respective ministries per the Constitution of Kenya.
Cabinet Secretaries are nominated by the President and then vetted by a parliamentary committee before their appointment.
The Cabinet secretaries report to the president and provide the Parliament with full and regular reports of their ministries. A Cabinet Secretary is not a Member of the Kenyan Parliament.
List of the CS and their Ministries:
|1.||Prime Cabinet Secretary||Musalia Mudavadi|
|2.||Interior & National Administration||Kithure Kindiki|
|3.||National Treasury & Planning||Njuguna Ndung’u|
|5.||Foreign & Diaspora Affairs||Alfred Mutua|
|6.||Water, Sanitation & Irrigation||Alice Wahome|
|7.||East Africa Community (EAC) Arid & Semi-Arid Lands (ASLs) & Regional Development||Rebecca Miano|
|8.||Trade, Investment & Industry||Moses Kuria|
|9.||Environment & Forestry||Soipan Tuya|
|10.||Public Service, Gender, & Affirmative Action||Aisha Jumwa|
|11.||Roads, Transport, & Public Works||Kipchumba Murkomen|
|12.||Tourism, Wildlife, & Heritage||Penina Malonza|
|13.||Lands, Housing, & Urban Development||Zacharia Njeru|
|15.||Agriculture & Livestock Development||Mithika Linturi|
|16.||Information, Technology, & Digital Economy||Eliud Owalo|
|18.||Energy & Petroleum||Davis Chirchir|
|19.||Youth Affairs, Sports, Arts||Ababu Namwamba|
|20.||Cooperatives & Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development||Simon Chelugui|
|21.||Mining, Blue Economy, & Maritime Affairs||Salim Mvurya|
|22.||Labour & Social Protection||Florence Bore|
Cabinet Secretaries Salaries and Allowances in Kenya.
|CABINET SECRETARIES AND||SALARIES/ALLOWANCES|
|Basic Salary||Ksh. 554,400|
|House Allowance||Ksh. 200,000|
|Market Adjustment||Ksh. 169,600|
|Total Salary/ Month||Ksh. 924,000|
The cabinet secretaries are provided with several benefits such as:
Transport where they are provided with an official car with engine capacity not exceeding 3000cc
Health covers- An annual health cover is provided; one spouse and up to four children below the age of twenty-five years are fully dependent on the state officer, as follows:
Inpatient: Ksh 10 million Outpatient: Ksh 300,000 Maternity: Ksh 150,000 Dental: Ksh 75,000 Optical: Ksh 75,000.
Airtime: Up to a maximum of Ksh 20,000 per month and Annual Leave Allowance: Ksh 50,000 per annual
Mortgage: Up to Ksh 40 million and Car Loan: Up to Ksh 10 million
What are the 3 main functions of Cabinet ministers?
A Cabinet minister has many important functions as part of their role.
Along with the Prime Minister, Cabinet ministers form the main decision-making group within the executive government – the Cabinet.
A Cabinet minister’s role includes:
- directing government policy and making decisions about national issues
- spending a lot of time discussing current national problems and how these can be solved
- presenting bills – proposed laws – from their government departments.
Roles of the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua
The President Dr. William Samoi Ruto also assigned the listed below duties to his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua:
- Deputize for the President in the execution of the President’s functions;
- Chair Cabinet Committees;
- Oversee Implementation of Cabinet decisions across all Ministries and State Departments;
- Coordinate Inter-Governmental relations between the National Government and County Governments comprising Chairing the Inter-Governmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC);
- Liaison with Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices in matters that require intervention by the National Government comprising budgets, policy formulation, and implementation of their recommendations;
- Coordinate the planning and supervise the implementation of development partners-funded programs and projects;
- Oversee Public Sector Reforms, and any other function as may be assigned by the President.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 Cabinet
You need also to compare President William Ruto’s Cabinet with Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Cabinet in this second Term in 2018.
The 2013 Cabinet comprised 19 ministers serving in 20 dockets. The 2018 Cabinet comprised 22 CSs and has been retained by President Ruto in the 2022 Cabinet. The Constitution allows a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 22 cabinet positions.
Below is Former President Uhuru’s Cabinet Secretaries:
|1.||National Treasury||Henry Rotich|
|3.||Tourism and wildlife||Najib Balala|
|7.||Industrialization and Enterprise Development||Adan Mohamed|
|8.||Devolution and ASAL Areas||Eugene Wamalwa|
|9.||Transport and Infrusrture Development||James Macharia|
|10.||Agriculture, Fisheries, and Irrigation||Mwangi Kiunjuri|
|13.||Foreign Affairs and International Trade||Monica Juma|
|14.||Environment and Forestry||Keriako Tobiko|
|15.||Public Service ,Yout,h and Gender Affairs||Margeret Kobia|
|16.||EAC Affairs||Peter Munya|
|17.||Water and Sanitation||Simon Chergui|
|18.||Sports and Heritage||Rashid Achesa|
|19.||Petroleum and Mining||John Munyes|
|20.||Labour and Social Protation||Ukur Yattani|
|22.||No Docket||Raphael Tuju|
N/B. Of the 22 CSS in 2018, only six were women. Ruto’s inaugural cabinet comprises 7 women against a campaign promise of 50% of available positions.
Therefore, try and compare and see who made his best choices and leave a comment.