Finger on the Pulse.

  • 24 Feb 2024
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  • 〜 by Jewel Tete


  • President William Ruto chaired a three-day retreat for his Cabinet and senior government officials in Naivasha, Nakuru County, to review the past year’s performance amid immense pressure to fulfil key campaign promises.
  • Governors put up a spirited fight for Sh450 billion, as opposed to the Sh391 billion proposed by the National Treasury for the financial year ending June 2025, as a fair share of revenue for counties.
  • The National Assembly passed the controversial Affordable Housing Bill 2023, which seeks to give the government the green light to resume implementing the President’s pet homes programme without running afoul of the law.
  • The National Executive Retreat ended in Naivasha with non-performing Cabinet and principal secretaries receiving a warning from President William Ruto, to step up their game. While the specifics remained confidential, insiders said key performance indicators, policy implementation timelines, and overall responsiveness to national priorities were key agendas of the three-day discussions.