President Kenyatta freezes foreign travel as part of austerity measures

September 15, 2017 10:16 am
President Kenyatta makes his speech during the opening of the Nyeri ASK show/PSCU

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 – State officers seeking to travel out of the country will have to seek approval from President Uhuru Kenyatta according to new regulations released by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

According to the directive, Principal Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers, and board members of State Corporations who have always got clearance from Kinyua will now have to be approved by the Head of State.

“This is to notify you that it has been decided that until further advised otherwise, no government official will travel outside the country without clearance by the President,” it stated.

It indicates that no government official will be allowed to travel outside the country without clearance from the President.

“For avoidance of doubt, the officials in reference include Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and officer in Ministries, Chief Executive Officers of Parastatals and their officers, and Board of Directors of Parastatals,” it further indicated.


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