Written by on September 27, 2022

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua Photo: Courtesy

President Willian Samoei Ruto has assigned his deputy Rigathi Gachagua new roles that he will play alongside being the deputy president.

Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday 27th September at State House, Nairobi, Ruto noted that his deputy will be having a very important role in his government including:

  1. He will deputize the president in executing all president’s functions in accordance with the constitution and law
  2. Chair Cabinet committees
  3. Oversee the implementation of cabinet decisions across all ministries and departments
  4. Coordinate intergovernmental relations between the national government and county governments including chairing the intergovernmental budget and economic council (IBEC)
  5. Be the liaison between the constitutional commissions and independent offices in matters that requires intervention by the national government including the Budget’s Policy Formulation, and implementation of their recommendations.
  6. Coordinate the planning and supervise the implementation of development partners-funded programs and projects.
  7. Oversee public sector reforms and any other functions assigned by the president.

Being the second in command the deputy president will be working hand in hand with the cabinet secretaries that were named by His Excellency the president.

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