“Military to Manage Kenya Meat Commission,” President Ruto Orders

“Military to Manage Kenya Meat Commission,” President Ruto Orders

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The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) has been reverted back to the Ministry of Defence barely months after he had placed it under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development.
According to the President William Ruto’s U-turn, it is contained in the President’s Executive Order Number 2 of 2023 which was released on Thursday, November 2, 2023, KMC will now fall under Cabinet Secretary (CS) Aden Duale’s docket.

The meat processor has been under the Ministry of Agriculture since November 2022, after Ruto reversed former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to place it under the management of Defence.

Until then, the commission was under the Ministry of Defence after Kenyatta made the changes on September 7, 2020.

At the time, Kenyatta stated that the move was meant to deliver the commission from the losses it was incurring and alternatively boost operations.

State House Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Felix Koskei made the announcement noting that the new order incorporates various changes made to the governance structure.

“Executive Order No. 2 of 2023 also incorporates into the organization of Kenya’s governance structure changes occasioned by new laws enacted by Parliament,” he stated.

“The Executive Order No. 2 of 2023 supersedes Executive Order No. 1 of 2023 issued on 6th of January, 2023,” he added.

He also affirmed that the KDF would help streamline the commission’s productivity.

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