Interior CS Kithuure Kindiki has warned national government administration officers against being lazy in their duties.
He directed senior administrators, including regional commissioners, to regularly leave the comfort of their respective offices and be more visible in their other jurisdictions.
He was speaking at Malkagalla in Isiolo County, where he inaugurated the new Cherab sub-county by opening the sub-county office and appointing Mr. Andrew Omollo as the first Deputy County Commissioner.
Kindiki noted that President William Ruto has set the performance bar high for government officers beginning with Cabinet Secretaries, and the same must be scaled down to all government workers in a bid to ensure that Kenyans get the service delivery that they deserve.
Cherab Sub County has been hived off Merti Sub County and was gazetted last year, becoming the fourth sub-county in Isiolo, bordering Wajir County.
Kindiki said that during the current financial year, the government is committed to operationalizing all the 29 Sub-counties that were gazetted, with two more in Isiolo, namely Sericho and Oldonyiro.
He cited budget constraints as the main challenge derailing the planned operationalization but expressed optimism that the remaining ones will also become fully operational soon.
The CS noted that the government will also establish special units at Yamicha and Mlango, in a bid to combat the incessant banditry attacks and cattle rustling in the respective regions, while also boosting security with an additional 290 National Police Reservists that will be distributed across the County, with priority being accorded to the insecurity-prone areas.
Isiolo County Leaders led by Governor Abdi Ibrahim Guyo and the County Woman Rep Mumina Bonaya hailed the move by Ruto’s Government to heed appeals by the people of Isiolo to have the Cherab Sub County operationalized, arguing that the move will go a long way towards coordinating government services.