, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 3 – President Uhuru Kenyatta now says the provincial administration is here to stay.
The president clarified those only Provincial Commissioners (PCs) and provincial heads will be redeployed as part of the ongoing restructuring of the provincial administration.
President Kenyatta pointed out that County Commissioners, District Commissioners, District Officers and chiefs are still in service and are expected to continue performing their duties.
“I want to clarify that those who we recalled are Provincial Commissioners and provincial departmental heads but the other officers will remain in their stations and are expected to continue performing their duties as they were doing before,” President Kenyatta said.
The president had on Madaraka Day recalled the PCs and provincial heads as the government implements devolution laws.
The Head of State was speaking at State House Nairobi on Monday when he presided over the swearing-in of Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal and Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia.
The president observed that his government is in the process of reforming the public service in line with the new Constitution which sets out clear roles of the national and county governments.
“We at the national government must refocus on how we will begin the process of transforming the Public Service in order to ensure that it is both efficient and effective in discharging its mandate,” the Head of State said.
President Kenyatta said his government had prioritised the restructuring of the provincial administration in line the new Constitution to ensure Kenyans receive quality services.