The new Constitution (2010) established the structure of the Kenya Government. According to Chapters eight, nine, ten and eleven, the Government of Kenya consists of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary and the Devolved government.

The Executive

  • The national executive of the Republic comprises the President, the Deputy President and the Cabinet.
  • The President, Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries are responsible for policy formulation and implementation across all sectors
  • The Executive authority is derived from the people of Kenya and shall be exercised in accordance with the Constitution.
  • The authority is exercised in a manner compatible with the principle of service to the people of Kenya, and for their well-being and benefit.

The Parliament

Kenyas Parliament consists of two houses: the National Assembly and the Senate.

The National Assembly is composed of 349 Members: 290 elected, 47 women representatives from counties and 12 nominated.

The Senate is made up of 67 members: 47 elected Members from each county, 16 nominated women and four individuals to represent the youth and persons with disabilities.

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The Judiciary

The Judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice and is divided into Superior Courts and Subordinate Courts. The Superior Courts are: the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. The Supreme Court is the highest court in Kenya. The Subordinate Courts are: the Magistrates Courts, the Kadhi Courts, the Courts Martial and the Tribunals.

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The Devolved Government

The Kenyan Constitution established 47 Counties, each with its own county government. The County governments consist of the County assembly and the County executive. The County Governor is the head of the County executive.

Current Government Portfolios/Ministries

1. Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Gen (Rtd)Joseph K Nkaissery
Principal Secretary: Eng. Karanja Kibicho(Interior))
Principal Secretary: Mr. Micah Powon(Correctional services)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Josepheta Mukobe (Special Programmes)

2. Ministry of Devolution and Planning
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri
Principal Secretary: Ms Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki (Devolution)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Saitoti Torome (Planning & Statistics)

3. Ministry of Finance & National Treasury
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Henry Rotich
Principal Secretary: Dr. Kamau Thugge

4. Ministry of Defence
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Raychelle Awour Omamo
Principal Secretary: Amb. Peter K. Kaberia

5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Amina Mohammed see profile
Principal Secretary: Amb. Dr. Monica Kathina Juma (Foreign Affairs)

6. Ministry of Education
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr Fred Okengo Matiangi
Principal Secretary: Dr. Belio Kipsang (Basic Education)
Principal Secretary: Prof. Colleta Akinyi Suda (Higher Education, Science and Technology)
Principal Secretary: Dr. Dinah Jerotich Mwinzi (Vocational & technical training)

7. Ministry of Health
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu
Principal Secretary: Mr. Nicholas Muraguri

8. Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. James Wainaina
Principal Secretary: Mr. Wilson Nyakera Irungu (Transport)
Principal Secretary: Mr. John Musonik (Infrastructure)

9. Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Joe Mucheru
Principal Secretary: Mr. Victor Kyalo (ICT & Innovation)
Principal Secretary: Mr.Sammy Itemere (Broadcasting & Telecommunications)

10. Ministry of Environment, and Natural Resource
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Prof. Judi W. Wakhungu
Principal Secretary: Mr. Charles Sunkuli (Environment)
Principal Secretary: Dr Margaret Mwakima (Natural Resources)

11. Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Professor Jacob Kaimenyi
Principal Secretary: Ms. Mariamu El Maawy (Lands)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Aidah Munano (Housing and Urban Planning)
Principal Secretary: Dr Paul Maringa Mwangi (Public Works)

12. Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr. Hassan Wario Arero
Principal Secretary: Amb. Richard Ekai Titus (Sports Development)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Joe Okudo (Arts & Culture)
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13. Ministry of Labour & East Africa Affairs
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Phylis J K Kandie
Principal Secretary: Dr. Khadijah Kassachon (Labour)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Betty Chemutai Maina(East Africa Community Integration )
Principal Secretary: Dr. Ali Noor Ismail (Cooperatives)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Susan Mochache (Social Security & Services)

14. Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Charles Keter
Principal Secretary: Eng. Joseph Njoroge (Energy)
Principal Secretary: Andrew Kamau Nganga (Petroleum)

15. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Willy Bett
Principal Secretary: Mr. Richard Lesiyampe (Agriculture)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Micheni Ntiba (Fisheries)
Principal Secretary: Dr Andrew K Tuimur (Livestock)
Principal Secretary: Ms.Nancy Karigithu (Maritime Commerce)

16. Ministry of Industry, Investment and Trade
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Adan Abdulla, Mohamed
Principal Secretary: Mr. Julius Korir
Principal Secretary: Dr Chris Kiptoo (International Trade)

17. Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Ms. Sicily Kanini Kariuki
Principal Secretary: Ms. Lilian Omollo (Youth & Public Service)
Principal Secretary: Zeinab W Hussein ( Gender Affairs)

18. Ministry of Tourism
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Najib Balala
Principal Secretary: Ms. Fatuma Hersi

19. Ministry of Mining
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dan Kazungu
Principal Secretary: Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Mahmud

20. Ministry of Water & Irrigation
Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Eugene Wamalwa
Principal Secretary: Fred Sigor (National Water Services)
Principal Secretary: Patrick Nduati Mwangi (Irrigation)

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Diplomatic relationships between the two countries are warm and cordial.

Kenya and Brunei established diplomatic relations through a Joint Communique signed in August, 2008 and the High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is accredited to Brunei Darussalam. There is strong cooperation between the two countries especially in education where Brunei has been offering scholarships to Kenyan students.