The Presidency was established in 1964 when Kenya became a Republic. It inherited executive powers previously exercised by the Prime Minister and the Governor General on delegation from the Queen of England. On becoming a Republic,  The President became the Head of State, Head of Government, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces as provided for by the independence  Constitution of Kenya. As the newly independent Kenya grew, demand for service delivery increased equally necessitating creation of special purpose organs known as Ministries of State in the Presidency to perform them.