Chief Minister: 6 roles and functions of Musalia Mudavadi in the government of William Ruto

  • ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has been appointed first cabinet secretary by President William Ruto
  • In his new role, Mudavadi will assist the President and Vice President in the coordination and oversight of Ministries and Departments of State.
  • Mudavai would also facilitate interdepartmental coordination of cross-functional initiatives and programs

On Tuesday, September 27, President William Ruto created the post of First Cabinet Secretary, which he attributed to ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.

William Ruto with Rigathi Gachagua, Musalia Mudavadi at State House Nairobi.
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Speaking at State House while appointing Mudavadi to the post, the head of state said the ANC leader would now be the third most powerful government official in his administration.

In an attempt to avoid conflict within his government, the president set out clear responsibilities for Mudavadi to assume.

“The First Cabinet Secretary will be Musalia Mudavadi. He is the third senior after the President and the DP. I have defined the functions of this office. He will assist the President and the DP in the coordination of government projects and oversee the government affairs in all ministries,” Ruto said.

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Duties of the First Cabinet Secretary examines the six functions to be performed by the First Cabinet Secretary;

1. Assist the President and Vice President in the coordination and supervision of Government Ministries and Departments of State.

2. In liaison with the ministry responsible for the interior and national administration, oversee the implementation of national government policies, programs and projects.

3. Chair and coordinate the national government’s legislative agenda across ministries and departments of state in consultation with and for transmission to party/coalition leaders in Parliament.

4. Facilitate interdepartmental coordination of cross-functional initiatives and programs.

5. Coordinate and oversee the technical monitoring and evaluation of government policies, programs and projects across all ministries.

6. Perform any other function that may be assigned to it by the President.

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At the same time, the President made public some of the roles to be assumed by his deputyRigathi Gachagua.

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The head of state said he would sign an executive order explicitly setting out the vice president’s new roles.

Among the roles assigned to Gachagua is overseeing the implementation of Cabinet decisions in all ministries and state departments.

The DP would also coordinate intergovernmental relations between the national government and county governments, including chairing the Intergovernmental Fiscal and Economic Council (IBEC).

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