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Government's Gas and Petroleum Conference


Nairobi, November 19, 2018


CS National Treasury and Planning Henry Rotich was in Mombasa to attend and read the President's speech during the official opening of the Government's Gas and Petroleum Conference today Monday, 19th November, 2018 at the Traveller's Beach Hotel, Mombasa County.


Development Partnership Forum on the Big Four Agenda


Nairobi, November 14, 2018


Deputy President William Ruto made opening remarks today, November 14, 2018 at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi during a meeting on the outcomes of the Pre-Development Partnership Forum (Pre-DPF) held on 7th November 2018.


The objectives of today’s meeting, themed: “Partnership for Prosperity and Equality: Accountability for Results for the realization of the Big Four Agenda”, is to understand the priority areas of the Big Four agenda to ensure alignment by development actors; and identify development cooperation and coordination challenges as well as capacity gaps that may impact on the realization of the Big4 Agenda. It is also aimed at concreting commitments jointly agreed on by the National Government, Council of Governors and Development Partners and its reporting mechanism and schedule of progress.


European Union joint cooperation with Kenya


Nairobi, November 12, 2018


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The European Union and Kenya Held Consultations on their Partnership and launched the (euros) 4.5 billion Joint Cooperation Strategy. 


The National Treasure and Planning Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and European Union Ambassador to Kenya Stefano Dejak signing the European Union joint Cooperation Strategy with Kenya at a Nairobi Hotel, witnessed by Devolution and ASAL Cabinet Secretary Eugen Wamalwa and Enviroment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko.


CS attends the Inaugural Africa Investment Forum 2018 in South Africa


Kenya’s Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Mr Henry Rotich is in Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF) held at the Sandton Convention Centre from November 7-9, 2018.


The official opening Ceremony was performed by H. E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa who gave a key note speech today November 8, 2018. This event was followed by a high level panel discussion moderated by Kenya’s Julie Gichuru. The speaker’s included: Mahemolla David Makhura, Premier Gauteng Province who gave welcoming remarks, Aliko Dangote (Chairman & CEO, Dangote Group), Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman & CEO, Dubai Ports World, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President African Development Bank and H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.


Pre- Development Partnership Forum (PreDPF) on The Big Four Agenda


Nairobi, November 7, 2018





Principal Secretary for National Treasury Dr Kamau Thugge delivers the keynote address today, November 7, 2018 when opening the Pre- Development Partnership Forum on The Big Four Agenda, theme: "Partnership for Prosperity and Equality: Accountability for Results for the realization of the Big Four Agenda" held at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi.



CS Rotich presides over opening of KCSE exam papers


5th November, 2018


CS Rotich early this morning, at 5:45am, during the opening of the exam container at Ainapkoi Sub-County Exam Collection Centre and later at Moi Girls High School, Eldoret.


Education is a key component of our economy and through exams our youth are equipped with the necessary skills for our country's future development.


He also took the opportunity to wish success to all the form four candidates across the country who are today starting their examination.




Download BROP


19th September, 2018


The Budget Review and Outlook Paper (BROP) is prepared in accordance with Section 26 of the Public Finance Management (PFM) Act, 2012 that requires its submission to Cabinet for approval by 30th September in each financial year. The approved BROP will subsequently be submitted to Parliament. In order to finalize the document, the National Treasury is expected by the provisions of the PFM Act to seek views from the institutions listed in the PFM Act, the public and any other interested persons or groups as specified in the relevant sections of the Act.


Launch of the Budget Preparation Process for the Medium-Term Period 2019/2020-2021/2022


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The National Treasury and Planning has organized the launch of Budget Preparation process for the Medium-Term Period 2019/2020-2021/2022 on 13th September, 2018, at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Amphitheater Hall.


The programme for the launch is as shown below.




08.00 a.m. – 08.30 a.m.


08.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Opening Remarks


Keynote Address and Official Launch

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.


11.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon

Presentation: Macro-economic outlook for the Medium Term

12.00 p.m.  – 12.30 p.m.

Presentation:  Highlights of the FY 2019/20 and the Medium Term Budget Process

12.30 p.m.  – 12.45 p.m.

Way Forward and Closure  


Public Investment Management (PIM) Guidelines


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The National Treasury and Planning has Developed draft Public Investment Management (PIM) guidelines.


The PIM guidelines are intended to streamline the use of government resources on projects at the National and County Governments level as part of the efforts for reforms in Public Finance Management. The various reforms in the public sectors’ financial management are meant to spur economic growth and development.


The general public is requested to access the draft Public Investment Management guidelines from the National Treasury website http://www.treasury.go.ke. and email their written comments to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 14th September, 2018


WFP Country Director calls on the CS


Tuesday, July 31st, 2018



CS National Treasury & Planning, Henry Rotich in a discussion with Annalisa Conte, Representative and Country Director- World Food Programme (WFP) Kenya who had paid him a courtesy call in his Treasury Building office today. She informed the CS that the WFP Executive Board has approved Kenya Country Strategic Plan 2018-2022 which is valued at 995 Million Dollars. WFP works with the Government to implement programmes designed to promote greater food security reaching over 2.3 million Kenyans annually.


csrotich1Mr. Henry K. Rotich is currently the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury in Kenya. He assumed the position in May 2013 following the successful general election under the new Constitutional dispensation.  In this portfolio, Mr. Rotich is charged with managing Kenya’s national government finances, including spearheading an efficient and sustainable public financial management under a new devolved system of governance, which is fundamental for promoting equitable socio-economic development and efficient delivery of services to Kenyans. Mr. Rotich has been instrumental in prioritizing increasing investment in infrastructure, agriculture, security, education and skills development to raise productivity, as well as improving the business environment to promote investments, consistent with the new Administration’s development agenda. More recently, Mr. Rotich led the largest successful debut bond issuance in Africa, where Kenya raised US$ 2 billion to finance infrastructure. The Eurobond has been voted the best emerging market deal in Africa and third in emerging markets in 2014.

Prior to his elevation as a Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Rotich was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Ministry of Finance, since March 2006.   Under this capacity he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities.  He was also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Policy Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector.

Before joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich also worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994.  Between 2001-2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist.

Mr. Rotich has also served in other senior positions. He was a Director on several Boards of State Corporations, including; Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communications Authority of Kenya; and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Mr. Rotich holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, both from University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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