President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, September 10, witnessed the signing into cabinet of Major-General Mohammed Abdalla Badi, Director-General of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
In a statement sent to newsrooms by State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena, the president witnessed the taking into oath and subscription to the Oath of Secrecy by Badi.
The oath is a requirement for all persons who attend Cabinet Meetings or participate in the conduct of Cabinet Business.President Uhuru Kenyatta during a zoom meeting with African leaders on August 21, 2020.
"The Ceremony conducted by the Head of the Public Service was a precursor to the Cabinet Meeting held at State House, Nairobi on this Tenth Day of September the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty," reads an excerpt of the statement.
Badi willl henceforth attend all Cabinet meetings and its Committees, pursuant to Executive Order No. 3 of 2020.
The DG was initially tasked by the president with overseeing functions transferred to the national government by the Governor Mike Sonko-led County Government of Nairobi in March 2020.
Some of the transferred functions included; county health services, transport, public works, utilities and ancillary services and county government planning and development.
The NMS team was directed to begin working on streamlining urban renewal projects that had experienced delays.
“The NMS should review these projects such as Jeevanjee, Pangani and others and make a determination on how they can take off, realising that development of these projects is part of the recently concluded Eastlands Urban Renewal Master plan,” Kenyatta stated.
Meanwhile, the president convened an urgent cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi on Thursday morning.
Reports indicated that key among issues discussed was the involvement of cabinet secretaries in political utterances.
The urgent meeting came days after Environment CS Keriako Tobiko referred to DP William Ruto as the president's clerk which attracted backlash from a number of politicians.Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko appearing before the National Assembly Environment Committee in Nairobi on Thursday, March 7, 2019.The Standard
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