, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has put public servants on notice vowing to put the spotlight on them as they serve Kenyans during his second term of office.
Speaking soon after his inauguration Tuesday, the Head of State said that it will no longer be business as usual as the public servants need to provide efficient service delivery to all.
“I will not allow faceless bureaucrats and functionaries to deny the public the quality of service they deserve from their government,” he said.
“Parliament we shall enact legislation to strengthen fiscal discipline and accountability at both the national and county levels. Every shilling of Kenyans’ tax payer money must be fully accounted for.”
President Kenyatta further stated that his administration will work together with the Judiciary to address delays in concluding urgent cases and petitions.
“We will engage with the Judiciary to address the protracted delays in our justice system, and the use of the courts to sabotage the delivery of government programmes. This has been at great expense to the Kenyan taxpayer,” he said.
Earlier, President Kenyatta struck a conciliatory tone with his opponents, pledging to incorporate their ideas of development as he begins his second and final term in office.
He said that the election was not a contest of good versus bad ideas but of different visions and has vowed to work with all Kenyans.
He indicated that he is a leader for all Kenyans regardless of their voting and asked all to respect the Constitution and rule of law.
President Kenyatta also pledged to reach out to all leaders stating that his second term will focus on strengthening ties that bind Kenyans and universal health care.
He further commended the Supreme Court for adjudicating election petitions with independence.
He also thanked Deputy President William Ruto for running spirited and energetic national campaigns for his re-election and made note of the support he and Ruto received from First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Rachael Ruto.
He urged politicians to avoid reckless political rhetoric saying the election cycle in the country had ended, stating that the nation must master the courage to overcome past grievances and uphold the rule of law.
He encouraged Kenyans to live true to ideals of unity as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic and stated that all Arms of Government will play their roles as constitutionally mandated.