The Government will continue to empower institutions charged with the responsibility of fighting corruption to adequately discharge their mandate, Deputy President William Ruto has said.
Mr Ruto assured independent institutions established in the Constitution tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the country’s resources are well managed of the Government’s support in executing their mandate.
Speaking in Kamusinde Boys High School grounds in Kimilili, Bungoma County, on Saturday, Mr Ruto told the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Parliament, Directorate of Public Persecutions (DPP) and Judiciary that they had ‘their political goodwill’. “Every institution in this country knows its responsibility and should discharge it well because they are all answerable to the public
Ruto later went to Uasin Gishu County where he urged youths to enroll for technical training to bridge the skills gap that Kenya is facing today.
He said the country was lagging behind in terms of development due to the skewed appetite for university education at the expense of the technical colleges.
Mr Ruto noted that for Kenya’s grand dream of food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare to be realised, men and women must be equipped with the right skills.
“Competency-based training is what this country has lacked for long. Technical training colleges are going to address this,” said Mr Ruto.
He said the trainers’ capacity would also be strengthened “so that the product quality is in tandem with the industry demands”.
Mr Ruto spoke in Uasin Gishu County today during the launch of the Kesses Constituency Youth Technical Training Programme that seeks to power youths with technical skills.
“It is only a knowledgeable society that can contribute to the country’s development. By fixing more learners in technical colleges, we would be able to drive our development agenda,” he noted.
The Deputy President was accompanied by 32 Members of Parliament, among them Governors Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Patrick Khaemba (Trans-Nzoia), Women Representatives Esther Passaris (Nairobi), Rahab Mukami (Nyeri), Wangui Ngirici (Kirinyaga), Faith Wairimu Gitau (Nyandarua), Gladys Shollei (Uasin Gishu), Joyce Korir (Bomet) and Sabina Chege (Murang’a).