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Executive Order No. 6 of 2019

Executive Order No. 6 of 2019 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT STATE HOUSE–REGISTRY THE PRESIDENT PRESIDENTIAL

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT STATE HOUSE–REGISTRY

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT STATE HOUSE–REGISTRY THE PRESIDENT PRESIDENTIAL ACTION CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE

THE PRESIDENT

PRESIDENTIAL ACTION

CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXECUTIVE

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, NAIROBI

TO:

The Hon. Attorney-General

All Cabinet Secretaries

All Chief Administrative Secretaries

All Principal Secretaries

Comptroller, State House

The Private Secretary

The Secretary, Public Service Commission

The Auditor-General

The Controller of Budget

The Clerk, National Assembly

The Clerk, Senate

The Chief Registrar, Judiciary

All County Governors

All Regional Co-ordinators

All County Commissioners

All Constitutional Commissions

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6 of 2019

CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXECUTIVE

PRESIDENTIAL ACTION

WHEREAS, Article 132 of the Constitution confers on the President of the Republic, the Authority to direct and co-ordinate the functions of Ministries and Government Departments;

WHEREAS, the Principles of Executive Authority set out under Article 129 of the Constitution require that Executive Authority be exercised in a manner that serves the best interest, well-being and aspirations of the People of Kenya;

WHEREAS, there is compelling need to orientate the scope and mandate of various Ministries, State Departments and State Agencies to expedite the ongoing implementation of the transformative vision for a better Kenya espoused as the Big

Four Agenda, which is: decent and affordable housing; affordable healthcare for all; food and nutrition security for all Kenyans and job creation and economic growth through manufacturing;

WHEREAS, my administration is committed to enhancing efficiency, transparency accountability and operational autonomy through a governance structure that ensures rapid delivery of public services to Kenyans in every part of the Republic; and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary to effect changes in the structure of the Executive to embed operational enhancements in Ministries, State Departments and State Agencies.

NOW, THEREFORE, by the Authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the Laws of the Republic of Kenya, I, UHURU KENYATTA; President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces DO HEREBY ORDER AND DIRECT as follows:

I. THAT the Executive Office of the President, identified Ministries, State Departments and State Agencies shall be reorganized as set out in this Executive Order;

II. THAT the portfolio responsibilities and changes made in the structure of the Executive set out in this Order shall come into effect immediately; and

III. THAT Executive Order No. 1 of June 2018 (as revised), is hereby further amended accordingly.

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A. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS TO MINISTRIES

To strengthen the efficacy of delivering the mandate of the Executive Office of the President, to direct and co-ordinate functions of Ministries and State Departments, the functions and ancillary institutions set out hereinafter are transferred from the Executive Office of the President to various Ministries and State Departments, as follows:

 

ADDITIONAL

 

MINISTRY

FUNCTIONS

INSTITUTIONS

Ministry of Interior & Co-ordination of National Government

Co-ordinating Delivery of National Priorities and Flagship Programmes.

President’s Delivery Unit

National Cohesion & Values

Directorate of National Cohesion and Values

The National Treasury & Planning

Budget & Policy Strategy

[State Department for National Treasury]

 

[State Department for Planning]

Vision 2030

 

National Economic & Social Council (NESC)

Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender

Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring

Public Service Performance Management Unit

Ministry of East African Community & Regional Development

Kenya South Sudan Liaison Services

Kenya South Sudan Liaison Office

Ministry of Devolution & The ASALS

Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact Project

Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact Project

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B. MERGER OF STATE DEPARTMENTS

I. WATER SECTOR

I.I To enhance synergy within the Water Sector, which is a key enabler for the implementation of the “Big Four”, the State Department for Irrigation is merged with the State Department for Water & Sanitation

AND

to establish the MINISTRY IRRIGATION.

OF

WATER

&

SANITATION

II. REGISTRATION OF PERSONS & IMMIGRATION

II.I To foster the integration of the functions of Registration of Persons and the functions of Immigration, the State Department for Interior and the State Department for Immigration & Citizen Services are merged to establish the STATE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERIOR & CITIZEN SERVICES.

II.II The State Department for Interior & Citizen Services shall be domiciled within the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government.

C. REALIGNMENT OF MINISTRIES

In light of the changes caused hereinabove, the affected Ministries are hereby re-established and renamed thus:

I. Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation; and

II. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries.

ISSUED under the HAND AND SEAL of the President, at State House, Nairobi, on this 22nd day of August, 2019.

AND SEAL of the President, at State House, Nairobi, on this 22nd day of August, 2019.

UHURU KENYATTA,

President.

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