President Kenyatta issues Executive Order No. 3 of 2019- Reorganisation of the Government of the Republic of Kenya

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NAIROBI, Kenya

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 3 of 2019

IN FURTHERANCE of the authority conferred on the President of the Republic by Article 132 of the Constitution to direct and co-ordinate the functions of Ministries and Government Departments, which is exercised by the Head of State and Government by the continuous review of the capacity of Ministries, State Departments and State Agencies to deliver on the National Values and Principles of Governance outlined under Article 10(2) of the Constitution;

COGNIZANT of the need to better equip and orientate Government in its implementation of the Government’s Transformative Vision for a better Kenya espoused as the Big Four Agenda, which is: — a decent roof over many more heads at affordable costs, affordable healthcare for all, value addition and increase in manufacturing and jobs, and ensuring food security for all Kenyans;

COMMITTED to enhancing efficiency, transparency and accountability at all levels of Government through a governance structure and leadership that ensures rapid delivery of public services to Kenyans in every part of the Republic; and

CONSCIOUS that a review and re-organization of my Administration is necessary to embed operational enhancements and functional changes that shall make Ministries, State Departments and State Agencies better able to deliver on their mandates.

NOW, THEREFORE, by the Authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the Laws of the Republic of Kenya, I, UHURU KENYATTA; President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces DO HEREBY ORDER AND DIRECT as follows:

(i)     THAT the Government of Kenya shall be reorganized as set out in this

Executive Order;

(ii)     THAT the portfolio responsibilities and changes made in the structure of

Government set out in this Order shall come into immediate effect; and

(iii)     THAT, Executive Order No. 1 of 2018 (as revised), is hereby further amended accordingly.

A.       MINISTRIES

1. Re-Assignments

In accordance with Article 152(5) of the Constitution, the following Cabinet

Secretaries are re-assigned as stated:

Name Ministry
Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, EGH Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage.

2. Nominations

In accordance with Article 152 (2) of the Constitution, the following persons are nominated for appointment as Cabinet Secretaries as stated:

Nominee Designated Ministry
Prof. George A.O. Magoha Ministry of Education

3. Vacation of Appointment

In accordance with Article 152(5) of the Constitution, as read together with Article 152(1)(d) of the Constitution, the appointment of MR. RASHID ECHESA MOHAMED, as a Cabinet Secretary has been vacated.

B.       STATE DEPARTMENTS

1. Re-Assignments

In accordance with Article 155(4) of the Constitution, the following Principal

Secretaries are re-assigned as stated:

Name Ministry/State Department
Ms. Susan N. Mochache, CBS Ministry of Health
Mr. Ali Noor Ismail, CBS State Department of Cooperatives
Dr. Ibrahim M. Mohamed, CBS State Department of Environment & Forestry
Eng. Peter Kiplagat Tum, OGW State Department of Labour
Dr. Margaret Mwakima, CBS State Department of East African Community Affairs (EAC)
Dr. Susan Koech State Department of Wildlife

2. Vacation of Appointment

In accordance with Article 155 of the Constitution, the appointment of MRS. FATUMA HIRSI, as a Principal Secretary has been vacated.

ISSUED under the HAND AND SEAL of the President at State House, Nairobi, on this 1st day of March, 2019.