Head of State and Government, Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and Chairperson National Security Council.
Declares a state of emergency and war with the approval of Parliament.
Addresses each newly elected Parliament
Gives a State of the Nation address to Parliament each year
Nominates and appoints the Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney-General, Secretary to the Cabinet, Principal Secretaries, high commissioners, ambassadors and diplomatic and * consular representatives and other state officers.
Chairs Cabinet meetings, directs and co-ordinates the functions of ministries and government departments.
Assigns responsibility for implementation of any Act of Parliament to a Cabinet Secretary.
Receives foreign diplomatic and consular representatives.
Confers honour in the name of the people and the Republic.
Ensures that the international obligations of the Republic are fulfilled through the actions of the relevant Cabinet Secretaries.