The 2010 Constitution of Kenya allows a maximum of 22 ministries under Article 152 and sets the minimum number to 14. Cabinet Secretaries is not a Member of the Kenyan Parliament and has to be vetted by a parliamentary committee before their appointment.
Kenyan Cabinet Secretaries Salary and Allowances:
A gazette notice by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) indicates that a Cabinet Secretary is entitled to a cumulative salary of KSh 924,000.
The salary includes a basic salary of KSh 554,400, a house allowance of KSh 200,000, and a market adjustment of Ksh 169,600.
Other benefits include;
Official state car, maximum engine capacity of 3,000cc.
Medical benefits – annual medical cover that will cater to one spouse and a maximum of four children under 25.
- Inpatient – KSh 10 million.
- Outpatient – Ksh 300,000.
- Maternity KSh 150,000.
- Dental KSh – 75,000.
- Optical -Ksh 75,000.
Car loan and mortgage – KSh 10 million car loan and a KSh 40 million mortgage.
Airtime allowance – monthly airtime allowance of up to KSh 20,000.
Travel allowance – domestic and international travel allowances that will be determined by the SRC.
Security – The inspector general of police is tasked with ensuring the Cabinet members are all protected.
Complete List Of Cabinet Secretaries In Kenya:
- Prime Cabinet Secretary – Musalia Mudavadi.
- East African Community (EAC) and Regional Development Ministry- Rebecca Miano
- Roads, Transport and Public Works Ministry – Kipchumba Murkomen.
- Environment and Forestry Ministry- Roselinda Soipan Tuya.
- Lands Ministry – Zachary Mwangi.
- Tourism and Wildlife Ministry- Peninah Malonza.
- Agriculture and Livestock Development Ministry- Franklin Mithika Linturi.
- Ministry of Health – Susan Wafula.
- Information and Communication (ICT) Ministry – Eliud Owalo.
- Ministry of Education – Ezekiel Machogu.
- Petroleum and Energy Ministry – Davis Chirchir.
- Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts Ministry- Ababu Namwamba.
- Cooperatives and SMEs – Simon Chelugui.
- Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs – Salim Mvurya.
- Foreign Affairs – Alfred Mutua.
- Ministry of Labour and Social Protection – Florence Bore.
- National Treasury – Njuguna Ndung’u.
- Defense – Aden Duale.
- Trade – Moses Kuria.
- Water, Sanitation & Irrigation – Alice Wahome.
- Interior and National Coordination of Government – Kithure Kindiki.
- Public Service and Gender – Aisha Jumwa.
- Other Cabinet-level portfolio appointments were as follows:
- Advisor on Women Rights Agency- Harriet Chigai.
- National Security Advisor – Monica Juma.
- Secretary to the Cabinet – Mercy Wanjau.
- Attorney General – Justin Muturi
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Prime Cabinet Secretary Musali Mudavadi Roles:
In his new role as Prime Cabinet Secretary, one-time Finance Minister (1993-1997) Musalia Mudavadi has been assigned the following functions:-
- Assist the President and the Deputy President in the coordination and supervision of Government Ministries and State Departments;
- In liaison with the Ministry responsible for Interior and National Administration, oversee the implementation of National Government policies, programs, and projects;
- Chair and Coordinate National Government legislative agenda across all ministries and state departments in consultation with and for transmission to the Party/Coalition Leaders in Parliament;
- Facilitate inter-ministerial coordination of cross-functional initiatives and programs;
- Coordinate and supervise the technical monitoring and evaluation of Government policies, programs, and projects across Ministries; and
- Perform any other function as may be assigned by the President