Shun corruption at all costs, President Uhuru Kenyatta urges Kenyan youth.
President Kenyatta has urged young people to maintain high standards in their service to the country.
The President said Kenya needs public servants, professionals and politicians who hate the culture of low standards.
” Kenya needs public servants, professionals and politicians who have no time for mediocrity,” President Kenyatta said.
Uhuru spoke just a few days after he said that he was struggling to defeat corruption as well as a day after the KES 5 billion health scandal emerged, tarnishing his free maternity flagship project.
” When some of your elders have given way to laxity and even to mediocrity it fills me with hope to see that you have rejected their ways,” President Kenyatta said.
The President asked the gold awardees to carry the message that the way of the President’s Award Scheme for more than 50 years has been to produce men and women who serve Kenya with distinction.
” Distinction is about dedication to efficient and effective service delivery, it is about devotion to our values and to national unity; it is about selflessness, serving others; ultimately, it is about improving the lives of those around us,” the President said.
The Head of State was speaking yesterday at State House, Nairobi, when he presided over the President’s Award-Kenya Gold Award presentation ceremony.