6 New Changes Made By President Uhuru During State Of Nation First Address In 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta made key changes in the government from the onset of 2020.

His state of address on 14th in January 2020 revealed some key changes you need to understand.

1.Cabinet reshuffle

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri was fired and replaced by nominated CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Other key changes in the cabinet included

  • Mutahi Kagwe for Health CS
  • National Treasury: Ukur Yattani CS
  • Defense: Monica Juma CS
  • Agriculture: Peter Munya CS
  • Foreign Affairs: Raychelle Omamo CS
  • Labour: Simon Chelugui CS
  • Sports : Joe Okudo

2.Removal of Skiza and Viusasa

President Uhuru stated that the current sector structure which comprises of content service providers who work with digital platforms such as Skiza and Viusasa will be eliminated and this is because they sit outside the collection management organisations

Instead, all the musician royalties will be channeled to a central organisation for efficient organisation

3.Appointment of New Chief Administration Secretaries in the various Ministries

President Uhuru Kenyatta also appointed new Chief Administration Secretaries

The appointees are ;

  • Hussein Dado – Interior,
  • Lawrence Karanja- Industrialisation,
  • Winnie Guchu – State law office,
  • Wavinya Ndeti Transport,
  • Mercy Mwangangi-Health

4.Patriotism Tax

The head of state also informed Kenyans that he was aware of the new tax to small and informal traders across the country and asked them to cooperate accordingly.

Patriotism tax is meant to see small scale traders part with 3 percent every month on their sales.

5.Introduction of VAT on Milk from Outside East Africa Community

President Uhuru Kenyatta also directed KRA to slap 16% VAT on milk sourced from outside EAC.

He also asked the DCI, KeBS and implementing agencies to impound poor quality imported powder milk

6. Tea Growers only ones allowed to sell tea leaves

The Agriculture CS was directed by the President to ensure that only those registered as tea growers were allowed to do businesses

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