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The Kenyan cabinet is composed of the President, the Deputy President, the Attorney General, and Cabinet Secretaries. The 2010 constitution permits a maximum of 22 ministries.
Upon being nominated by the President, the ministers or cabinet secretaries must be vetted and approved by the National Assembly before joining the cabinet.
Cabinet Secretaries are accountable both individually and collectively, to the President for the exercise of their powers and the performance of their functions.
A Cabinet Secretary (CS) can resign in writing or be dismissed by the President of the Republic of Kenya.
There are currently 21 cabinet secretaries in Kenya appointed by the president.