Busy week for CSs as they embark on field visits

All Cabinet secretaries have a full in-tray as they embark on field visits across four counties beginning Tuesday, March 16th.

The third field schedule was released Monday by the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

The cabinet members have been conducting working tours, site visits and field engagements with members of the public in relation to ongoing development projects and government programmes.

The visits are also meant to ensure that the implementation of the government’s projects has been realized under the Big four agenda.

Matiang’i on Thursday last week led government officials to inspect ongoing national government projects in Murang’a County amid speculation that he could be gunning for the top seat next year.

Matiang’i who was accompanied by his Transport and ICT counterparts James Macharia and Joe Mucheru steered clear of politics as he commissioned several projects in the county.

His endorsement by CS Macharia has attracted criticism from political players.

In the latest itinerary, the CSs are grouped into four teams and are headed by their team leaders who are key point persons of influence in the respective regions to be toured in collaboration with the presidential delivery unit and regional commissioners.

Agriculture CS Peter Munya will kick off the visit tomorrow (Tuesday) in Embu in the company of Monica Juma, Joseph Mucheru, Farida Karoney, and  Eugene Wamalwa. Jasper Mbiuki from the office of the president is also in the team. They will oversee Gachoka Irrigation Project, Civil Servants Housing Project and Kyeni – Kathanjure – Karurumo Road.

BBI bill

Besides the inspection of projects, the cabinet members will be expected to pay a courtesy call to respective governors and county commissioners and hold town hall meetings.

With the banning of political rallies owing to the soaring covid-19 cases, critics say the town hall meetings could be used to drum up support for the BBI bill even as Parliament kicked off public participation on the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.

On Wednesday, Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko will be leading his four colleagues and State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita to Kajiado county where they will tour three projects.

On Thursday, Tourism CS Najib Balala will be in his Mombasa home turf alongside George Magoha, Simon Chelagui, Margaret Kobia and John Munyes to assess Dongo Kundu Water Supply Project, Old Nairobi Road (Jomvi Kuu – Mazeras) and the Modern Cruise Ship Terminal Project.

Friday is the final day and Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe will take charge in Kirinyaga county. Raphael Tuju, Sicily Kariuki, Rachael Omamo and Amina Mohammed will be on the ground to inspect three key projects.


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