The Star (Nairobi)

17 May 2013

Kenya: Ann Waiguru Goes to Her Official Office

DEVOLUTION and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru formally took office yesterday and announced plans to re-organise her ministry.

Waiguru, who was sworn in on Wednesday, said the former Planning and Vision 2030 docket and local government will be merged in her ministry.

She was welcomed to her new office at Treasury Building by Planning PS Edward Sambili.

A statement from the ministry said Waiguru she will build capacity in her ministry to ensure the government achieves its objectives for Kenyans.

"Waiguru is honoured to serve as Planning and Cabinet Secretary. She has said the ministry is key in ensuring that the government under President Uhuru achieves its objectives for the benefit of all Kenyans," the statement read.

Yesterday, Waiguru received comprehensive briefs on the overall Planning docket from Sambili.

She is scheduled to hold similar session with the PS Local Government Karega Mutahi.

Waiguru said that from the discussions, she will be able to plan areas of priority and ensure the ministry is focused in delivering its new mandate.

She said she will meet all staff who will serve the ministry.

Before her appointment, Waiguru was the head of governance at Treasury and previously the director of the Integrated Financial Management Information System that enhanced the government's capacity to curb fraud in public spending.

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