, TANA RIVER, Kenya, Jul 2 – Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Sicily Kariuki has criticised those who have argued that Cabinet Secretaries are engaging in politics.
She said the argument has been made out of ignorance, adding that politics and development cannot be realistically separated.
“Let me make it clear that politics and development are intertwined and it is unheard of to bar Cabinet Secretaries from visiting various parts of the country to assess services demands, inspect projects sponsored by the respective Ministries and exercise their civic duty to enlighten them on the government’s agenda,” the CS stated.
“We must fervently search for solutions to the problems bedeviling women and youth of this country and while doing so, invoke the privileges bestowed upon them by the constitution of service to Kenyans regardless of their political affiliation,” Kariuki stated.
The CS spoke when she launched the NYS Youth Empowerment Programme in three constituencies in Tana River County over the weekend.
Area leaders said residents of Tana River have witnessed tangible development projects in the area under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration as compared to previous governments.
The Garsen MP Ibrahim Sane reminded the citizenry of the “impressive” development record realised in Tana River County in the short period the Jubilee administration has been in power compared to the successive governments.
Similar sentiments were made by MPs Ali Wario, Bura and Hassan Dukicha of Galole, who asked the area residents to re-elect President Kenyatta for a second term to accelerate development and economic well-being of the people.
The MPs told the opposition not to waste their time campaigning in the county since they support the Jubilee administration.
CS Kariuki also added that the establishment of a Huduma Centre at Hola in Galole Sub-county was at an advanced stage.
During the event CS Kariuki distributed relief food to the needy families in the County and presented Women Enterprise Fund and Youth Enterprise Development Fund Cheques to various women and youth groups.