Uhuru’s CSs banned from foreign travel as Ruto prepares to name his Cabinet

Written by on 22 September 2022

Outgoing Cabinet Secretaries have been banned from foreign travel as the transition from Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration to that of President William Ruto continues.

In a memo, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said foreign travel by CSs and Principal Secretaries (PSs), who served in Uhuru’s government, has been suspended unless sanctioned by the Head of State.

“Foreign Travel by Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries is further suspended unless as sanctioned by the Head of State and Government,” Kinyua said in a communique directed to the Attorney General, all CSs and PSs dated September 19.

Kinyua said the officials will remain in office until Ruto unveils his team.

During the transition period, however, the roles of the state officials will be limited to general administration and stewardship over the ministerial portfolio.

The CSs, Kinyua said, shall not cause any appointments of members of Board Management of State Corporations or State Agencies or order any ministerial redeployments or any new appointments in any ranks within Ministries and State Departments.

“Ministries, State Departments, and State Agencies (MDAs) shall not issue any new policy pronouncements unless as sanctioned by H.E. the President,” he added.

Further, the ministers shall not effect payments exceeding Ksh50 million without prior approval and verification by the National Treasury.

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