Wednesday July 17, 2019-Powerful Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i has been chairing weekly Cabinet meetings for some time now.
According to reports, President Uhuru Kenyatta handed over powers to Dr. Matiang'i a couple of months ago and only shows up whenever there is a sensitive matter on the table.
Cabinet sittings are held every Thursday and are constitutionally supposed to be chaired by the Head of State. Deputy President William Ruto is also part of the cabinet.
"The Cabinet meetings are held weekly under Matiang'i to assess the implementation of all Government agendas. The President only chairs the meeting when there is a major issue like the budget or a crisis," a Cabinet Secretary intimated.
Matiang'i was tasked to monitor and supervise all Government projects and communicate the same to the President directly. Previously, the task was performed by DP William Ruto.
“The composition of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee and other specified committees for delivery and oversight of national government development programmes and projects shall be organised as set out in the structure detailed in the schedule hereto,” read part of the order.
Despite the new developments, it's not clear whether or not DP William Ruto takes part in the weekly Cabinet meetings.
The Kenyan DAILY POST