Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s outgoing Cabinet Secretaries can no longer make payments, in their official capacities, exceeding Sh50 million.
This is among the directives that have been given by President William Ruto, through a circular by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
Kinyua says that the ministers and their respective ministries cannot make any payments exceeding Sh50 million without authorization from the Treasury.
They are also not allowed to make any appointment to state corporation boards, without the knowledge and permission of the Head of State.
“Cabinet Secretaries as authorized officers shall not cause and/or effect any ministerial redeployments or any new appointments in any ranks within Ministries and State Departments,” reads the circular in part as was seen by Citizen Digital.
New policy pronouncements have also been prohibited unless sanctioned by Ruto.
“Ministries, State Departments, and any State Agencies (MDAs) shall not issue any new policy pronouncements unless as sanctioned by H.E the President,” further reads the circular.
This comes at a time when Ruto is yet to unveil his own cabinet, despite being on the seat for over a week, having been sworn into office, alongside his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, on Tuesday last week.
He has been having personal issues with some of the sitting CSs, a number of whom he has accused of hatching a plan, in collaboration with his political enemies, to block his presidency.
A number have been silent since his takeover, the most notable one being Interior’s Fred Matiang’i, who The Standard was told has not showed up at his office for days despite his replacement not being named yet.
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