Deputy President Dr. William Ruto has asked Kenyan public servants to respect and uphold the rule of law.
The DP says the Constitution of Kenya 2010 dictated that the rule of law is sovereign and demands that it be respected.
The Deputy President was speaking in reaction to reports that some senior public servants are breaking the law on grounds that “they have ordered from above.”
Dr. Ruto says the government only communicates in a defined and structured way and that communications are done in writing.
The DP also said the Building Bridges Initiative has brought about confusion and threatens to stall government development projects including the Big Four Agendas.
Governor Jackson Mandago EGH, also weighed in on the matter, saying Kenya should be a country that respects the law.
Mandago said the President’s directive that the BBI document is availed to Kenyans has not been honored. However, he says the document has never been taken to the people.
The President directed that the report be read by the people…it is, however, disturbing that the directive has been ignored and is now being used as a campaign tool…” said Mandago.
Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno said the people of Uasin Gishu were shortchanged in the whole process of making the report.
Chemno said: “…no one sought opinions from us, then they said they will give us copies of the report, we are yet to get them.”
The Sh 10 billion that is being spent (to market BBI) should have been used to control locusts in North Eastern; used to benefit the people.”
Members of Parliament Caleb Kositany (Soy), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Janet Sitienei (Turbo), Moses Kuria (Gatundu), William Cheptumo (Baringo North) Corneli Serem (Aldai), Julius Melly (Tindiret), Gladys Shollei (Women Rep, Uasin Gishu) attended the churches fundraiser in Makongi, Soy Sub-County.
Uasin Gishu Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat, MCAs led by majority leader Josphat Lowoi were also in attendance. CECs Samwel Yego( Agriculture), Esther Mutai (Cooperatives) and Chief Officer for Finance Peter Chesos, were also among leaders present.
Later on, Governor Mandago made an impromptu visit to Ziwa Sub-County Hospital to ascertain if the facility lacked drugs as some people in Segero claimed.
Facility’s pharmacist Emma Kiprop said: We have all the hypertensives needed by all the patients, antibiotics, pain killers, drugs for children and all. We do not have any shortage at all.”
After physically ascertaining the drug stock in the store, Governor Mandago dismissed the allegations of shortage, reiterating his government’s plan to supply pharmaceuticals.
All our facilities are supplied on time. We have built a drug store in our county so that our facilities do not run out of drugs.”
Earlier on, Mandago had disclosed that a new contractor has been awarded tender to advance with the construction of Ziwa Sub-County Hospital, which is to be elevated to level five facility.