President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed two Cabinet Secretaries and and six Principal Secretaries, who were sworn in on Friday, 28th February, to help the government fight graft.
The President told the new officials to be good guardians of public money, warning them against engaging in corruption and lack of integrity.
“The evil of corruption must come to an end. I expect you to support me in ending it,” the President said, as he informed the Cabinet and Principal secretaries that he expects nothing short of total commitment to integrity.
The CSs sworn in at State House, Nairobi. were Betty Chemutai Maina (Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development) and Mutahi Kagwe (Health).
The new PSs include Johnson Mwangi Weru (Trade and Enterprise Development), Dr Julius Puma Jwan (Vocational and Technical Training), Mary Wanjira Kimonye (Public Service), Simon Wanyonyi NabukwesI (University Education and Research), Solomon Kitungu (Transport) and Enosh Onyango Momanyi (Physical Planning).
While welcoming them into his administration, the President said he support them in delivering services to Kenyans.
He said the people taking the oath of office were experienced public servants who should hit the road running.
He urged CS Kagwe to eliminate all the bottlenecks hampering the realisation of the universal health coverage pillar of the Big Four Agenda by working closely with all the stakeholders.
Kagwe also has the responsibility of cleaning up the health sector to restore hope in Kenyans, especially those who have registered under National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
On trade and Industry, the President expects Betty Maina to form a team to negotiate a new trade deal with United States.
He challenged the new Trade CS to work hard and ensure that Kenya reaps maximum benefits from the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.
The swearing-in was conducted by Public Service head Joseph Kinyua.