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Reshuffles are normal, says MP

Kuresoi South MP Joseph Tonui has backed President William Ruto’s move to reshuffle his cabinet, terming it a move in the right direction.

While urging the president to whip all non-performing Cabinet Secretaries and their Principal Secretaries, Tonui regretted that the reshuffles were too lenient to the cabinet members and called for tougher penalties.

“Moving them to another docket is like transferring the problem to that docket, it would be easier to send them home and only have those serving remain.

“We are fully behind you Mr. President and anyone who is not performing should be sent parking,” added Tonui.

He called on the opposition to back the president and criticize the government positively for collective delivery to the citizenry.

His Tinderet counterpart Julius Meli noted that the reshuffle was normal, urging Kenyans to be patient and see the president steer the country in the right direction.

Meli, who also chairs the Parliamentary committee on Education, also defended the move by the University Fund to extend higher education loans and capitation based on the need and course enrolled, saying it would bridge the gap that existed between the rich and the poor.

The two legislator spoke at Kiptenden Primary school in Kuresoi South, where they oversaw the opening of classrooms constructed under the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).

Meli noted that the government’s policy on Competency Based Curriculum, was on course and retooling of teachers as well as improvement of infrastructure had been prioritized.

“We have Shs.3.3billion extended to every constituency towards improving infrastructure for the CBC programme to succeed. We have a few changes like retooling of teachers that the government has prioritized.

“The abilities of the children is what will make them excel in life and not just their class work,” he added urging parents to also embrace technical education that she advised would help their children earn employment even outside the country.

He added:”Let us use the bursaries and get our children through technical training. With that, they can compete like any other graduate in the job market.”

Tonui lauded the move by the President to lift Caveat on land in the constituency, calling for an extension of the same to others that were still gazetted as forest lands.

“The lifting of the caveat in Kitwech, Kiptagich and Amalo areas of Kuresoi South, is a relief to us and am sure the president will consider the remaining ones like Tiniet,” he expressed.

By Anne Sabuni

 

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