Cabinet send on 14 day working leave as speculations over reshuffle ripe

By: Enock Mukoma

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed all cabinet secretaries, permanent secretary’s cabinet administive secretaries and the attorney general to proceed on 14 day working leave effective Monday 17th August.

The directive was communicated via the head of public service Joseph Kinyua

However, the Tuesday sub-Cabinet meetings, officially known as the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiangi are mandatory.

Further the cabinet secretaries are allowed to attend to national emergencies.

This comes as speculations continue to mount on an impending cabinet reshuffle. The president is keen on delivering on his promise to Kenyans hence keen on forming a more cohesive team that will implement his wish.

However, with the latest realignments more appointments from the wider political marriage is expected.

Last cabinet reshuffle saw former agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri axed, and suspended finance CS Henry Rotich replaced, among many other changes that were made.

The cabinet proceeded to leave in 2018, while in 2019 they were forced to stay in until they cleared pending bills.