Men of integrity: Uhuru reduces Kenyan cabinet from 44 to 18

Uhuru-Kenyatta_2531283bIn exercise of the authority vested in him by the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and in conformity with the expectations of a lean and effective  structure, President Kenyatta officially released the list of ministries and state departments that will form the National Executive as follows:

Under the Presidency, there will the Executive Office of the President  and the Executive Office of the Deputy President with two ministries:
… …
1. Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
2. Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

Other ministries are:

3. Defence.

4. Foreign Affairs.

5. Education which will have the Department of Education and Department of Science and Technology.

6. The National Treasury.

7. Health.

8. Transport and Infrastructure which will have the Department of Transport Services and the Department of Infrastructure.

9. Environment, Water and Natural Resource.

10. Land, Housing and Urban Development.

11. Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) .

12. Sports, Culture and the Arts.

13. Labour, Social Security and Services.

14. Energy and Petroleum.

15. Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries under which are the Department of Agriculture, Department of Livestock and Department of Fisheries

16. Industrialization and Enterprise Development.

17. Commerce and Tourism which has the Department of Commerce and Department of Tourism.

18. Mining.

The structure also contains the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.

In the new structure, President Kenyatta has collapsed the ministries  from 44 to 18. The reduced structure is geared towards achieving a lean, efficient and effective executive branch of Government.

In the structure, the President has given special focus to the youth, gender,  devolution, planning as well as national cohesion and integration which  have all been brought under the Presidency.

Also given special  focus is mining which is now a stand-alone ministry. Information,  Communication and Technology ministry as well as Sports, Culture and  Arts are also stand-alone ministries with a view to leveraging on the  creative potential of the youth. Infrastructure ministries as well as  national resources ministries have also largely been brought under the  same roof.

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71 Responses to "Men of integrity: Uhuru reduces Kenyan cabinet from 44 to 18"

  1. Chama Chakomboka   April 19, 2013 at 11:43

    Not in Zambia’s UKWA Land.

  2. Chopchop   April 19, 2013 at 11:02

    I am surprised that rural development is missing in that list of ministries.

    • bonuke   April 19, 2013 at 13:23

      Catered for under devolution

  3. luch   April 19, 2013 at 10:47

    This your hero is in dock at the Hague and Zambia’s corruption is like child’s play to Kenya! Not that you care, your only reason for living is to ‘shame’PF!

  4. muntuzi   April 19, 2013 at 10:11


  5. maybin kalale   April 19, 2013 at 09:54

    not bafikala aba bufi.

  6. samantha   April 19, 2013 at 09:24


  7. samantha   April 19, 2013 at 09:19


  8. me   April 19, 2013 at 09:06


    Kenyan Ministers are no longer politically appointed but are recruited through a competitive process. I actually saw the adverts!!!!!

    That’s what we need in Africa.

    • luch   April 19, 2013 at 11:52

      This only serves to blind people like you. They are all pre-selected behind the scenes, man.

  9. Ndomfwa Bwino   April 19, 2013 at 09:00

    Old president Sata goes to Mugabe style leadership, Uhulu Kenyata takes on medern governance structure of David Cameron UK and Great Barack Obama of USA. Zambians are losers here stuck with old Sata and old colonial mentality rule.

  10. Meaningless peace   April 19, 2013 at 08:17

    That’s what you get when you put people with still flowing blood in the office (Mr Kenyata) not Zambian president with blood clotting in the brains(the man is too old to think and associates himself with idiots like kabwimbe and crooked nchito and brain but stupid mmembe.

    wake up zambians and vote the young blood

    • truth   April 19, 2013 at 10:46

      Sata is in the right truck no matter what you say.Yes Uhuru has reduced his cabinet because the previous president s cabinet was inefficient.Remember that what Uhuru has done is mere rethoric very soon work load will catch up with him

  11. Blago   April 19, 2013 at 08:04

    This is what happens when you have smart and knowledgeable President and not the retards we have in Zambia.

  12. QUESTIONER   April 19, 2013 at 07:54

    I think Uhuru Kenyata has set a very good precedent. The ministries appear very important and cover all the important aspects needed in running government and the country. Coming home, it is a shame. Politics of appeasement will not take us anywhere; instead they are a drain on our meagre resources. Just this week on Tuesday, CFAO delivered over 20 Nissan Navaras to the government. I presume they were bought for District Commissioners and the numerous deputy ministers we have who are employed without any job descriptions. Please, lets stop jocking and be serious for once. This country will never develop if we keep tolerating this nonsensical leadership. We are responsible for our actions and hence the need for us to focus on what we want and choose appropriate people to lead us. The PF, it appears has failed us lamentably. We must look for another alternative to move us foreward. Imagine one ministry with 3 deputy ministers; is this normal? We have to do something and fast or else it will be too late. Remeber, we are all responsible for what is going on in our country today and therefore we have a duty to make corrections.

  13. Pyepye   April 19, 2013 at 07:49

    Our UK railways broom technician is doing the opposite of what he promised …….

    • lamba   April 19, 2013 at 10:48

      Yes he has education but lacks wisdom.

  14. Z.K   April 19, 2013 at 07:47


  15. buzaza   April 19, 2013 at 07:41

    ministry of information, communication and technology(ICT)? what nonsense is this a company or a government? Next time he is going to create ministry of risk management!

  16. john   April 19, 2013 at 07:31

    Watch kenya. Watch that space. Young vibrant and progressive leadership of today. Not the 50s politics of stone throwing, and mistaking intimidating hoarse voices to being action oriented.

    • Moonga   April 19, 2013 at 08:16

      I love the way you have explained it. A president who can not even speak grade seven english. I wonder how the British and Americans make out what he is saying. I have a hard time undetsanding myself. There is no logical flow of words or ideas.God help us. Only Kaponyas rejoice since they now have one of their own in state house.

      We are truly back to the 50’s.

  17. Observer   April 19, 2013 at 07:21

    Country men and women. Is it not too early to give praise. Granted if this will hold this is what is required. We dont know what may come up, remember African politics are unpredicatable. Let us hope young Kenyanta does not have a group that he has to pay back to after some time. Let us help in building our country and condemn were necessary. Remebember over 1000 innocent lives were lost due to the same Kenyata. Tule tekanya bane

    • Think Tank   April 19, 2013 at 08:54

      You are the type that says “lets wait and see, they will fail”.
      come on, give them a credit for trying something from the word go. Am sure these were some of the campaign promises. Next he may touch the salaries of his MPs. I hear they are among the highly paid in the world.

  18. George Mpombo   April 19, 2013 at 07:00

    I am not coming to Zambia

  19. Rusco   April 19, 2013 at 06:47

    Woh to those who think having many ministers means delivering to the people. Woh to those who think appointing relatives can increase econmic perfomance of the country. Woh to those who think only one tribe is capable of delivering and not others. Woh to the dictators who never realise that they are because of being angry with other tribes.

  20. mwangala   April 19, 2013 at 06:20

    SATA is hardworker ,but doubt his ministers

    • The undertaker!   April 19, 2013 at 06:55

      From which planet are you writing,mars?

  21. Suntwe   April 19, 2013 at 05:34

    Maybe Mulenga Sata will be a better person to reduce his cabinet once voted in office in 231 .

    • zagaze   April 19, 2013 at 06:42


    • Ricky Bobby?   April 19, 2013 at 06:54

      231? BC or AD?

  22. Homestead Musambachime   April 19, 2013 at 04:55

    Dont compare Katepa (shombo) to steak or bream.

  23. mk   April 19, 2013 at 03:03

    The ones that do the real work are civil servants and NEVER Ministers and their Deputies. Politicians are just suckers therefore, any country can run with such a lean cabinet as Uhuru’s. It will take a miracle though for us to reach this level hence the self consolation of PF supporters. Ask yourselves why when parliament is in recess(dissolved), govt continues to function! We don’t need the dinosaurs and dead wood that Sata is appointing.

    • John Cena   April 19, 2013 at 07:21

      Walasa iwe. Unfortunately, we don’t vote in numbers during elections. During the 2011 Tripartite Elections we left the task to unemployed youths, who are now equally disappointed. Get voters cards and prepare for 2016.

    • Inxosana   April 19, 2013 at 10:31


  24. changa mire   April 19, 2013 at 02:47


  25. shamrock   April 18, 2013 at 23:05

    Uhuru will make and is a very consistent person,sometime ago he was Kenya’s Minister of finance,he auctioned all big and luxurious cars such Mercedes Benz for Ministers and he bought smallers cars for them with smaller engine capacity,the Government saved a lot as a result of that measure!reducing cabinet is a genuine gesture,this is a very educated fellor with degree in economis and finance!

  26. Moses   April 18, 2013 at 23:03

    I like the names of those departments very progressive and focused!

  27. Joe Johnson   April 18, 2013 at 22:59

    That’s true leadership Uhuru, not our old comedian from Mpika.

  28. Moses   April 18, 2013 at 22:40

    That’s how they always start by fo*ling you in halving you revisit this in 12 months time. It does not always help it just increases the workload.look at Christopher Yaluma that’s potential 3 ministries in one

  29. Nsimbi   April 18, 2013 at 22:23

    Easy isn’t it? Reduce cabinet by more than 50% and increase salaries for new officials by 400%! Kenyan politicians are known to be among if not the highest paid in the whole World where parliamentary allowances can be as high as US$100,000 monthly … your jaw hit the floor?

    • Moses   April 18, 2013 at 22:42

      They also increase the number of deputy permanent secretaries!

  30. ZAMBIA MY COUNTRY   April 18, 2013 at 21:43

    President Uhuru Kenyatta – Fourth President of Kenya

    October 26, 1961: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is born. He is named Uhuru, in anticipation for Kenya’s upcoming independence

    Uhuru Kenyatta attended St Mary’s School in Nairobi. He played as a Winger for St. Mary’s Nairobi Rugby Team

    Uhuru Kenyatta – President of Kenya
    1978: Uhuru loses his father, and Kenya’s firrst president ; Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, who died aged 89.

    1979 – 1980 Uhuru Kenyatta worked as a teller at the Kenya Commercial Bank, Kipande House Branch.

    Uhuru Kenyatta joined Amherst College USA. to study Political Science and Economics.

    1989: Uhuru Kenyatta starts his first company, Wiham Kenya Limited, where he used to personally pick up and transport horticulture for export on his pick up truck.

    • The Servant   April 19, 2013 at 07:26

      Thank you for this information. History is always very interesting and enriching to one’s mind.

    • Nzelu ni Pawekha   April 19, 2013 at 07:33

      i love infor

    • eagle's eye   April 19, 2013 at 09:35

      Ours has no educational background whatsoever. It beats me how we ended up with this clown. Anyway, thanks to 43% of our retards.

  31. John   April 18, 2013 at 21:32

    Cogratulation, thats how it should be. Real President.

  32. Praiseworthy   April 18, 2013 at 21:06

    I have said before, let’s stop circulating old guards and put-in young turks or else the circumlocution continues.

    And that you all very well know.

    It is a shame for any young man to continue sppporting recycling when plenty of new materials are being dicovered!

    If you havent seen one: here i’am.

    • Joy comes in the morning   April 18, 2013 at 21:33

      To the point iwe?

  33. Bad eggs multiplying   April 18, 2013 at 20:58

    I am told he will have three deputy ministries in each ministry oh no I had thought it was in Zambia, its in Kenya, he will not make a mistake he will maintain the list.

  34. gkc   April 18, 2013 at 20:39

    Lets not concetrate on other government compareing them to us , they have there own stley of governace. nd we have our own but ukwa is a bigest lier on planet earth shame for him

    • nasty D   April 18, 2013 at 20:50

      Muli mbwa father.

      • Praiseworthy   April 18, 2013 at 21:01

        Nga iwe cakukalipa shani? Walikwata ama interests? kekekekekeke!!

      • stick   April 18, 2013 at 21:05

        I doubt that a person with such language could be a Christian. If you truly are I’ll be praying for you.

      • Zed Patriot   April 19, 2013 at 02:34

        War bay tall lay.

  35. 'e' the independent f(x)   April 18, 2013 at 20:35

    a little population like ours, (zambian’s), could actually be very well and efficiently be run by 11 ministries, the 11th one undertaking the role of co ordination and synchronization. but now, ‘blind lead’ and imagination failures !

    • Sikimbinyi   April 19, 2013 at 12:13

      He had to appoint relatives, tribesmen/women and compromised turncoats as ministers and has ended up with a huge cabinet. The only success is the draining of the country’s financial resources. That is Zambia for you.

  36. 2.1 billion   April 18, 2013 at 20:23

    Zambian politics are about appeasing (tulyemo). It is the way of life. Districts are being created every day to profit cadres as DCs- shame, what a country! Here in the UK you see commitment on the part of leaders to govern.

  37. UKWAMANIA   April 18, 2013 at 20:21

    I still need a “Ministry of Urology and Urine Bag”……….

    • Boondocks   April 19, 2013 at 02:55

      Make it more generic, Ministry of Prostates.

      • Homestead Musambachime   April 19, 2013 at 04:16

        You have not made it generic. I think the one above you has made it more generic. You are too specific.

    • judge 1000   April 19, 2013 at 06:25

      mwalipena i was upset but you have made my day thank you.

  38. Jala   April 18, 2013 at 20:18

    That is how others I know started also. Today, their cabinet is the largest in Africa, with four deputy ministers and five permanent secretaries in some ministries.If its sustainable, its worthy it.

  39. CRAZY HORSE   April 18, 2013 at 19:55

    Not every African leader thinks and behaves like our conman in state house!

  40. riddick   April 18, 2013 at 19:50

    He’s not a thug like you people he’s a professional
    Don’t compare him to yourselves you chose that man yourself because you thugs now you want to make a thug of the Kenyans not everybody is dull like the pf supporters

  41. Fwebamano   April 18, 2013 at 19:48


    • Mars   April 18, 2013 at 20:10

      You are alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Critic   April 18, 2013 at 19:38

    We have seen this before. It is just a matter of time before his cabinet starts swelling. Wait until the people who helped him get into statehouse start coming to ask 4 jobs as payback

    • Kay   April 18, 2013 at 19:42

      In other words he will be a failure like mr Sata?

    • kangombo   April 18, 2013 at 19:49

      True true, you can see ministries merged and these can’t be run by a single minister and his/her deputy!

    • Southern Watchman   April 18, 2013 at 19:52

      This is Kenya where only serious people rule.Don’t compare Kenyata with Ukwa.

      • The undertaker!   April 19, 2013 at 06:48

        Yes,it pays to have a well educated and informed president rather than a former colonial dunder head constable!