Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned that there will be no room for laxity in his new Cabinet, saying those who fail to deliver will be sent packing.
The President said Kenyans expect and shall receive an open, transparent and accountable government that is easily accessible, responsive and committed to excellence.
“This might also be the appropriate time to say that should you, at any time, feel the weight is too much, just say so, and we will find another deserving Kenyan to take your place,” President Kenyatta said, adding that his second term will be “business unusual” for those who will not deliver to the expectation of Kenyans.
The President was speaking Friday at State House, Nairobi, after he witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of nine newly appointed Cabinet Secretaries following their approval by Parliament.
Deputy President William Ruto attended the ceremony which was conducted by the Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua.
The new Cabinet Secretaries are Prof Margaret Kobia (Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs), John Munyes (Petroleum and Mining), Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs and International Trade), Keriako Tobiko (Environment and Forestry), Simon Chelugui (Water and Sanitation), Rashid Achesa (Sports and Heritage), Farida Karoney (Lands and Physical Planning), Ukur Yattani (Labour and Social Protection) and Peter Munya (East African Community and Northern Corridor Development).
President Kenyatta said he expected his new Cabinet to help in the achievement of the Big Four Agenda that will transform the lives of Kenyans.