, ELDORET, Kenya, Sep 19 –President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in Literature from Moi University in recognition of his endless efforts to promote peace and unity among Kenyans.
The University also feted the President for initiating economic reforms that have improved the lives of citizens. Introduction of free maternity services in public hospitals and the launch of Uwezo Fund for the youth and women were cited as some of the unique projects set to benefit the country.
Accepting the degree during Moi University’s 29th graduation ceremony in Eldoret, President Kenyatta said he would hasten the alignment of his Government to deliver accountably to Kenyans everywhere.
“It is deeply gratifying to know that my public service and commitment to transform Government’s service delivery has not only attracted your attention and critical appreciation, but has also earned the approval at the highest level of your institution,” President Kenyatta said.
He said economic acceleration lies at the core of his vision of national transformation.
“To me, this award represents your intellectual community’s endorsement of that vision and my administration’s governance platform,” he said.
The President acknowledged Moi University’s commitment to enabling Kenya
overcome its challenges and urged the university to continue partnering
with Government in serving Kenyans.
“Let us continue to complement each other’s efforts in putting Kenya, and Kenyans first,” the President said.
(Story by Kazungu Chai)