Gachagua hosts Mudavadi at his Harambee Annex office
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Tuesday, November 22, hosted Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi at his Harambee House Annex office.
In a brief statement on Twitter, the country's second in command said the two held consultations on matters of the State.
"This afternoon, I held a consultative meeting with the Prime Cabinet Secretary Hon. Musalia Mudavadi at Harambee House Annex Office," Gachagua said.
This afternoon, I held a consultative meeting with the Prime Cabinet Secretary Hon. @MusaliaMudavadi at Harambee House Annex Office. pic.twitter.com/wgohHvXr11— Rigathi Gachagua (@rigathi) November 22, 2022
Mudavadi, according to President William Ruto's Executive Order Number 1, is the third most powerful government official after the President and his deputy (Gachagua).
The former Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader's offices are situated at Kenya Railways Headquarters, off Haile Selassie Avenue.
There were speculations that the functions of the Prime Cabinet Secretary, a position created by Ruto to reward Mudavadi for his support during the last general election, would overlap with those of the deputy president.
However, Ruto later set out distinct functions for each of the two offices.
Besides the principal assistant job decreed by Article 147 of the Constitution, the President tasked Gachagua with overseeing the implementation of Cabinet decisions, co-ordinating Inter-Governmental relations, overseeing Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices, and developing partner programs and public sector reforms.
On the other hand, Ruto said Mudavadi will assist the President and his deputy in coordinating and supervising government ministries and state departments, work closely with ministry of interior to oversee government policies, programmes and projects and co-ordinate government legislative agenda.
The former vice president was also tasked with chairing the Principal Secretaries Committees and supervising the technical monitoring and evaluation of Government policies, programmes and projects.