Secretary to the Cabinet in Kenya
There is established the office of Secretary to the Cabinet, which is an office in the public service. The Secretary to the Cabinet shall;
- be nominated and, with the approval of the National Assembly, appointed by the President; and
- may be dismissed by the President.
The Secretary to the Cabinet shall;
- have charge of the Cabinet office;
- be responsible, subject to the directions of the Cabinet, for arranging the business, and keeping the minutes, of the Cabinet;
- convey the decisions of the Cabinet to the appropriate persons or authorities; and
- have other functions as directed by the Cabinet.
The Secretary to the Cabinet may resign from office by giving notice, in writing, to the President.
Secretary to the Cabinet – Decisions, responsibility and accountability of the Cabinet
- A decision by the Cabinet shall be in writing.
- Cabinet Secretaries are accountable individually, and collectively, to the President for the exercise of their powers and the performance of their functions.
- A Cabinet Secretary shall attend before a committee of the National Assembly, or the Senate, when required by the committee, and answer any question concerning a matter for which the Cabinet Secretary is responsible.
- Cabinet Secretaries shall;
- act in accordance with this Constitution; and
- provide Parliament with full and regular reports concerning matters under their control.
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