President William Ruto issued a new Executive Order reassigning some functions in his administration.
In his first Executive Order of 2023, Ruto elaborated roles of officials from the Deputy President to the Chief Executive
Officers of State Corporations and State Agencies.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua got a new role in the Coffee reforms sector.
This comes amid conflict between the Ministry of Agriculture and Capital Markets Authority on who is the parent body of the Nairobi Coffee Exchange.
National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) will be reverted back to the Transport ministry from Interior Ministry.
It has been brought to the Interior for easy coordination in police operations.
The Roads and Transport Ministry was made leaner in the new Order by moving the State Departments of Housing and Urban Development and of Public Works to the Lands Ministry.
Kenya Kwanza’s Hustler Fund was placed under the State Department for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSEES).
The Department will oversee the administration of the “Hustler Fund” for the promotion, development, and enhancing the competitiveness of MSMEs among other functions.
Some of the roles from Public Health were moved to Medical Services in the changes.
Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria’s Ministry of Investment and Trade Ministry was given three State Departments from the previous two.
They include State Department for Investments Promotion, State Department for Trade, and State Department for Industry.
The Tourism Ministry has gained one more State Department from the two in the previous administration including State Department for Culture and Heritage and State Department for Tourism and Wildlife.
Ruto split the Ministry of Environment by creating the State Department for Environment and Climate Change and that of Forestry.