President William Ruto has given Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua executive powers to chair cabinet committee meetings.
Ruto made the announcement at State House while unveiling his Cabinet on Tuesday, September 26.
Gachagua will also be tasked with fostering good relationships between the devolved system of government and the national government.
This role was cognisant of his role in chairing the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC).Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during a meeting with governors from counties affected by drought on Monday, September 26, 2022.Rigathi Gachagua
"He will also deputise the President in all functions that are allowed in the Constitution.
"The Deputy President will also oversee the implementation of all cabinet decisions across all ministries and departments," Ruto announced.
Gachagua was also tasked with coordinating constitutional commissions and independent offices in matters that require the intervention of the national government including but not limited to budgets and policy frameworks for their operation.
The President also announced that Gachagua will coordinate the planning and supervision of the implementation of development partners' funded programmes and projects.
According to the President, the assigned roles were those that were agreed on prior to the August 9 polls, in line with the mandate vested to his office in the Constitution.
Gachagua's roles had been included in the Kenya Kwanza agreement that was signed between the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and affiliate Kenya Kwanza parties.
"I am sending an Executive Order for print that will assign my deputy these very clear responsibilities that will assist me to be able to discharge the duties assigned to me by the people of Kenya," he stated.President William Ruto, during the thanksgiving service at State House, Nairobi, on Sunday, September 25, 2022.Mama Rachel Ruto
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