What Uhuru CSs committed to do Today at State House
The CSs who included: John Munyes (Petroleum and Mining), Keriako Tobiko (Environment and Forestry), Peter Munya (East African community and the Northern Corridor Development), Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Ukur Yattani (Labour and Social Services).
Others were Margaret Kobia (Public Service, Youth, and Gender Affairs), Farida Korney Lands and Housing, Simon Chelugui (Water and Sanitation and Rashid Echesa (Sports and Heritage).
In the oath the nine newly appointed ministers took, they all committed to six important things:
1.To be faithful to the Republic of Kenya.
2. Obey and respect the Constitution and other laws governing the land.
3.To truly serve the people of Kenya.
4. Hold the office of the Cabinet Secretary with honour and integrity.
5. To be true and faithful counsellors to the President
6.While counselling the President they committed to secrecy except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who was at the function congratulated the leaders for successfully going through the Parliamentary vetting process, which was only conducted by Jubilee MPs.
This was after National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliated MPs refused to take part in the vetting process noting that they do not recognise Mr Kenyatta's presidency.
Kenyatta directed the CSs to carry out their mandate and help him achieve his Big Four Agenda, which focuses on food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare.
The Head of State warned the minister against using the position to benefit themselves noting: “This is not a platform of self-actualization and pandering to ego, it is a rare calling and honour bestowed to very few”.
He added:“My government promises to give Kenyans better services. Kenyans expect an open, transparent and accountable government. It is now business unusual not as usual. Should you at any time feel the weight is too much, just say so, there are other Kenyans ready for the job”.