Welcome Ministry of Devolution and Planning website

This newly structured Ministry is the second of two Ministries in the Presidency. It encompasses four large areas of focus that are critical to the Constitutional mandate and policy priorities of the Administration hence placement at the Presidency.

The areas of focus are categorized in three broad spheres.

A. Devolution: Covers devolution, intergovernmental relations and capacity building at the Counties.

B. Planning Covers the functions of the former Ministry of planning that includes national development planning and economic policy management

C. Office of Management and Budget. The office will develop and maintain effective government through budget prioritization and policy direction. It will also be reviewing organizational structure and management procedures in the Executive branch. This unit will deal with human resource management and public sector reform to ensure that intended results are achieved.

D. Coordination of targeted Policy priority areas and Initiatives.
These are large policy areas that are key to the Administration and have constitutional imperatives:

  • Gender policy and mainstreaming,
  • Youth policy and mainstreaming,
  • Special interest groups (marginalised; disabled) policies
  • Special areas including arid and pastoralists lands,
  • Special programmes and initiatives,and National cohesion and integration

  • Our Vision: "To be a centre of excellence in devolution and planning for a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life for all Kenyans."
  • Our Mission: "To provide effective leadership and coordination in devolution and planning, policy formulation and tracking results for a globally competitive and prosperous nation."
  • Our Core Values: "The Ministry subscribes to and is committed to the following core values:

    • Professional Integrity: All staff shall conduct themselves with utmost integrity and will observe all requirements for ethical and professional conduct.
    • Commitment to Results: The Ministry is committed to Results-Based Management (RBM).
    • Participatory Approach: As a coordinating Ministry, we are committed to participatory planning in economic management.
    • Customer Orientation: The Ministry is committed to putting the customer first by upholding the philosophy of customer-driven and customer-focused business management.
    • Commitment to teamwork: The Ministry staff are committed to working through cross-status and cross-functional teams.
    • Commitment to the welfare of employees: The Ministry considers its employees to be its most important resource. "

Cabinet Secretary

Hon. Prof. Judi Wakhugu- Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning
Before her appointment as Cabinet Secretary, Ms Anne Waiguru was the Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury, Alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and Advisory Board and the Women Enterprise Fund Board. Further, in view of her distinguished public career, she was successfully nominated two years ago as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public Service.