His Excellency the former Head of State President Uhuru Kenyatta and outgoing Cs Dr Matiangi commence their second week in Abuja, Nigeria with other top government officials.
Previous President Uhuru Kenyatta was the featured expert at the initial function of the 3rd Ministerial Review and Performance Retreat held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where the exhibition of the country’s cabinet was being assessed.
“Former President Uhuru Kenyatta hailed the outgoing Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i while addressing a ministerial forum hosted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a detailed expedition, Uhuru vividly explained how Dr Matiang’i was pivotal in the smooth running of his administration. He took a moment to thank him for shouldering the insults even from his own JUBILEE party.
Dr Matiang’i used to chair a key committee on the implementation of development programmes, whose membership includes CSS, the AG and the Head of Public Service.
In his presentation, Dr Matiangi highlighted his achievements under President Uhuru.
First, Strengthening the security of Kenya and ensuring that he created a level of confidence in Kenyans. The sighted threat of terrorism still exists but a lot has been done to reform the security sector to a point where Kenya has enhanced capabilities and is ready for any security challenges.
The CS also takes pride in the analogue to digital migration for TV and radio broadcasting, which was achieved during his tenure as the Cabinet Secretary for ICT.
Third, Affordable Access to Education;
Dr Matiangi highlighted how Parents had been extorted so much by school principals, with their tendency of setting school fees arbitrary. Cannot imagine that some schools were paying fee equivalent to the university fee of a self-sponsored student, over ksh120,000 per academic calendar.
Dr Matiangi highlighted his bid to ensure learners had access to textbooks. He initiated a program to deliver textbooks to schools, to minimise misappropriation of textbook money. This was achieved in less than a year, books were delivered. Today, the ratio of books to learners is 1:1 in Kenya.
Digital data sets;
Dr Matiang’i also took pride in the creation of digital data sets, which he says has improved the registration of persons. Matiamgi highlighed the issuance of passports has improved from the previous five to six days to one day currently, which is being done across the globe where the country has government representation.
He urged the leadership to focus on a multi agency approach that will easen delivery and service to citizens of Nigeria.