PRESS RELEASE ON CABINET MEETING – 10TH JULY, 2014
Cabinet today met and Approved the following: 1.Fighting corruption:- Resolved to ruthlessly continue tackling corruption and unethical practices in all !A and remove all individuals" cartels and enablers of corruption. #ithoutfear or favour. All officers involved in corruption must be dismissed and charged in Court on.$.Construction of Road within the boundary of the %airobi %ational &ark commonly referred to as the 'outhern (ypass. )he road will consume about *+,A of the &ark. ,owever" the &ark will be compensated on ,ectare for ,ectare. )his road will ease congestion in the CityCentre by re-routing city heavy commercials and other vehicles proceeding to Rift alley and ast African Countries.*.&ublic Finance anagement /Amendments0 (ill" $12 for both %ational and County 3overnments.2.!raft Regulations to 4mplement !evolution 5aws.6.Amendment to %ational 7outh 3eneral Act /$80 that rationali9es membership from $2-8 members in line with financial prudence and austerity measures. .'essional &aper on !evolved 3overnment which provides broad policy strategic framework for !evolution in the Country. ;.Cabinet also limited foreign travels to only the most critical ones. Ambassadors and County Commissioners to henceforth represent Cabinet 'ecretaries as appropriate.+.!irected 3overnment !epartments down to the Counties to buy <enyan products and services and should only resort to buying foreign goods and services if they are not availableor cannot be produced in <enya. inistries were encouraged to challenge local firms=entrepreneurs opportunity to improve competitiveness and standard of their products instead of dismissing them at the first instant. As e>ample" most goods in 'tate ,ouse are made by &rison 4ndustry.8.Approved establishment of legal framework for #arehousing Receipt 'ystem (ill in <enya.1.)his radical (ill seeks to entrench and legali9e structural agricultural commodity trading system in the cereals and grain sub-sectors. )he (ill will also create certainty" predictability" and security in the agricultural market.
Reduce post-harvest losses estimated at 1? of total produce@ optimi9e utili9ation of <enyans storage capacity in government and private sector@ improve access" and enhance liuidation /cashing0 or stock of the farmersB securiti9ed receipts for stocks in the warehouse farmers. )his liuidation will be more robust after development of commodity e>change platform.
Approved performance Contracting valuation Results $1$=1* and directed that anagements that had consistently and persistently recorded gross poor performancebe purged and replaced with more competent and productive performers. Cabinet noted that 2? of parastatals had continued to notoriously perform dismally. 4n the corollary" best performers would be rewarded and motivated.11.Approved operationali9ation of ne-'top-(order-&osts with the Republic of )an9ania and others to enhance border trade and security. 1$.!irected Cabinet 'ecretary will work closely with counties in ongoing=continued &ayroll Audits in all !As to cleanse payrolls and rid of ghost workers and report to Cabinet withinone month. )hey will also be e>pected to uantify optimal staffing levels highlighting !eficits and=or staff surpluses across cadres and departments. !ouble salary irregular beneficiaries and other unethical cases will with immediate effect be dismissed and charged in court forthwith.1*.Approved implementation of &ublic 'ervice vehicle regulations and !igital speed limiters D that seek to achieve long term solutions and regulations road to road safety following heavy