Gachagua defends CAS position as necessary for policy-making
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has defended the decision to create the position of Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) in the Ruto administration saying that they were necessary to support Cabinet Secretaries and fill in the gap in policy making in ministries.
Gachagua, who is also the former Mathira MP, stated that President William Ruto had the discretion to determine the levels of support needed to govern, and that the benefits of having CASs would outweigh the costs.
“The president in his wisdom and governance structure from time to time will determine the levels of support that he requires to govern,” he said.
He made these remarks during a joint media interview on Sunday, where he was questioned on why his administration was willing to spend KES 2 billion on CASs instead of redirecting the money to other issues such as health and education.
Gachagua explained that CASs were needed because there was a gap in policy-making at the ministry level. He cited an example where he called back CS Mithika Linturi to accompany him to an event as there was no one who could answer questions and make pronouncements on his behalf.
“The Minister of Agriculture, for example, is out of the country most of the time for a good reason, looking for maize, looking for fertilizer. He is hardly in the country and he is not out there having leisure,” Gachagua said.
The Deputy President emphasized that there was a need for another level of helpers. He said that President Ruto had made the decision in his wisdom and governance structure.
“We have found a country that is in a hole, we are trying to get out of that hole. “There is a gap and we need another level of helpers. The benefits of having the CASs will outweigh the costs to it,” he added.
President Ruto is expected to make public the list of CASs at some point this week.
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