Tough task ahead as Cabinet starts work

President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with the new Cabinet Secretaries after their swearing-in at State House, Nairobi Wednesday. With 36 days already gone, the appointees will be under pressure to fulfil the 100-day promises that Jubilee leaders made during the campaigns. PHOTO/STEPHENE MUDIARI

What you need to know:

  • The Budget, implementation of the Jubilee manifesto and ensuring the achievement of Vision 2030 are also likely to feature.
  • The structure adopted Wednesday reduced the previous 44 ministries to 18.
  • The proposed civil service structure will be implemented and tried for five years. It is also meant to absorb different commissions into parent ministries.
  • Only 15 of the 16 Cabinet Secretaries so far named were sworn in. The nominee for Foreign Affairs, Mrs Amina Mohammed, had travelled out of the country to hand over her previous office at the UN.

The 15 Cabinet secretaries sworn in Wednesday are Thursday morning expected to attend their first meeting.

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