President Kenyatta Signs Directive on Presidency and Metropolitan Executive

President Uhuru Kenyatta Signs Directive on Presidebcy and Metropolitan Executive

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday signed an Executive Order adding the newly-formed Nairobi Metropolitan Service to the Executive Office of the President. The order reads as follows:

“IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by Article 132 (3) (b) of the Constitution, as read with all other enabling Laws, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, order and direct:

“THAT the Government shall be organized as set out in this Order; (ii) THAT this Order contains portfolio responsibilities and changes made in the structure of Government; (iii) THAT this Order assigns functions and institutions among Ministries and State Departments; and (iv) THAT this Order supersedes Executive Order No. 1 of 2018 (Revised) issued in July 2018.”

The Executive Order has also abolished the Presidency and instead put the Office of the Deputy President under the Office of the President.

The Deputy President will not be able to act autonomously but will depend on decisions made by the President or his office. This means that the Deputy President will no longer have the power to hire staff, have a budget or other related functions.