Principal Secretary (PS) in the State Department of Interior and Citizen Services Eng. Karanja Kibicho has affirmed that he would continue working with CS for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i in delivering services to Kenyans.
The PS made this statement yesterday while presiding over a funds drive at Tombe Girls High School in Nyamira County observing that “in the past few weeks, some disgruntled leaders who are not comfortable with the working of the two of us are alleging we are doing political campaigns”.
“As senior civil servants, we have a responsibility to execute on matters of security especially now that we are in the electioneering period and I must coordinate with my senior in executing my role judicially to ensure that our country and its citizens are secure and our election exercise remains peaceful,” PS Kibicho said.
“Civil servants at the same time have a key role in enlightening citizens on the qualities they need to identify in the leaders they intend to elect into office on August 9. We must empower Kenyans to enable them to make informed choices on who to elect into office for leaders who have integrity, are honest and are consistent with their words and deeds,” Eng. Kibicho commented.
He insisted that nobody could work alone and succeed, and that is the reason why they are meeting National Government Administrative Officers (NGAO) countrywide to plan on how law and order would be maintained during the electioneering period to ensure a peaceful election without incidents of violence as it was after the 2007 elections.
He said he was ever ready to join hands in supporting education in our country because educated children were the future leaders and they needed to be empowered rightly in order to steer our country’s growth when they finally take up leadership positions.
The CS for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i who was hosting the PS lauded Nyamira politicians for conducting peaceful campaigns because no violence incident has ever been reported in the county ever since political campaigns started officially.
“Nyamira has experienced a peaceful campaign season and we should maintain it that way until the election exercise is over and winners declared. Those who will not manage to win in elections on August 9 should be honorable and concede defeat peacefully and pray that God gives you a chance to live to fight another day,” he advised.
He said he would continue to support development projects in the entire Gusii land because that is one of the major ways of alleviating citizens from poverty and underdevelopment.
The CS said he has been supporting and would continue to support sectors in the departments of education, water, roads, electricity and other areas for the best interest of growth of our community without any prejudice.
“We are collaborating closely with the ministry of education to expand the accommodation capacity of our schools so that our children will have ample learning environment to enable them to excel in their studies because they are our only sure heritage whom we shall pass the leadership mantle to,” CS Matiang’i said.
The leaders managed to raise Sh29 Million towards construction of an ultramodern dormitory in Tombe Girls High school to ease the congested dormitory facility and enable girls in that school to sleep in an adequately spaced dormitory.