Ruto, in the latest re-organisation of the government assigns DP Rigathi Gachagua more duties in his latest executive order No. 1 of 2023.
In Executive Order No. 1 of 2023, Ruto appointed Gachagua to be in charge of the coffee sector reforms in the country.
“This Order assigns functions and institutions among Ministries and State Departments as hereunder; and supersedes Executive Order No. 1 of 2022 issued on October 12, 2022.
“Office of the Deputy President, key offices and institutions: The Coffee Sub-Sector Reforms Implementation Standing Committee. the Executive Order read in part.
Gachagua has been a champion for the revamping of the coffee and tea sectors.
In December 2022, he vowed to deal with cartels frustrating farmers in the sector.
Meanwhile, the Government Delivery Unit (GDU) in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary was renamed Government Delivery Service (GDS).
Ruto added the Kenya Coast Guard as an institution in the State Department for Interior Security and National Administration.
The President also unveiled the Directorate of e-Citizen services in the State Department for Citizen Services.
In the new directive, Ruto reverted the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to Transport Ministry from the Interior docket.
Former President Kenyatta had in 2019 moved NTSA to the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination.
Kenya National Entrepreneurship Savings Trust (KNEST) was introduced as an institution in the National Treasury.
The Government Clearing and Forwarding Services institution was disbanded and while Government Clearing Agency was moved to the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs.
The National Youth Service (NYS) was moved from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to the Ministry of Public Service .