President William Ruto has limited oversees travel by government officials to 45 days in a year and no one will be allowed to travel for seven straight days.
Through a memo by Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Felix Koskei dated 29th July, 2023, the new directive affects all Cabinet secretaries, PS, CASs, chairpersons and CEOs of state corporations.
As for the Cabinet Secretaries, the delegation has been cut down to four people which includes the CS and three other people to fill the other roles to be undertaken by the CS’s during their trip.
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The memo continues by confirming that security personnel and personal assistants will not be included in the travel list.
The news measures will see the Foreign ministry work closely with that of Public Service to furnish all the important information on any planned trips for the head of states.
Those planning to travel will first require approval from the office of President William Ruto and only technical staff will be allowed during the foreign trips.
According to Hon. Koskei, Cabinet Secretaries should work closely with their PS’s to make sure that when one leaves then the other should stay around.
Those planning to travel have also been advise to issue a seven day notice as ministries have been encouraged to embrace virtual meetings.