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Vol 55 No 22

Published 7th November 2014


An executive not executing

Alarm grows over the government’s failure to deliver and to get organised amidst ever more visible signs of cronyism

While confusion reigns in Kenya’s public service, the patterns of governance under President Uhuru Kenyatta are becoming clearer. Squabbling between cabinet secretaries and the heads of ministries has produced a logjam over budgets with Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto constantly intervening to make the system function.The cabinet is now appointed from outside the legislature in a departure from the Westminster system Kenya had followed since Independence and in line with the new constitution. As in the United States, the President is authorised to nominate experienced candidates to be interviewed in public hearings and confirmed by Parliament.

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