By Peter Kombe
Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Devolution and Planning Mwangi Kiunjuri has called on the opposition Coalition NASA to stop politicking and embrace the Judicial ruling delivered by the Supreme Court early in the week.
Addressing delegates at the ongoing 6TH annual monitoring and evaluation week in Mombasa on Wednesday, the senior government official insisted that the matter pertaining presidential election came to a close after the judicial ruling and it is the responsibility of every Kenyan to respect the rule of law.
“Every Kenyan has a responsibility of respecting the rule of law or else the law will catch up with you. The Supreme Court made its ruling the other day and all is over.” He said
He outlined that reforms are prime in any democratic and administrative society and therefore urged Kenyans across the political divide to front any constructive reforms through the appropriate constitutional channels.
Kiunjuri pointed out that the country has a unified symbol of presidency and thus called upon the opposition coalition to play their responsibility well.
He said the work of any opposition in any democratic state is to monitor, evaluate and keep a track record of performance in any sitting government.
“The work of the opposition is to monitor and evaluate on the performance of the government in question. Go ahead.” He said
On the issue of Sustainable development goals SDG’s the CS outlined that Agenda 2030 recognizes the significant role of eradicating poverty within the country and that it remains a global challenge.
He highlighted that the agenda requires a more revitalized global partnership to ensure its implementation and an effective evaluation system that focuses on progress, challenges and lessons learnt for it to be achieved.
“Agenda 2030 requires a revitalized global partnership in order for it to be implemented.” Kiunjuri stated.
At the same function, the Principal Secretary Ministry of devolution and planning Department for planning and statistics Irungu Nyakera reiterated the plan to build on foundations and achievements of the first second MTP's which are all aimed at moving the economy towards a high growth trajectory of 10 per cent annual economic growth by the end of the plan period.
He said the third MTP builds on the gains made so far in implementing the previous MTPs.
Meanwhile, Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki assured Kenyans of their safety and security.
“I assure you that you are safe here. You are most welcome in Mombasa” Achoki said
The county security boss urged all the attendants to share the knowledge gained during the conference in their respective areas including counties national and international spheres in a bid to transform their economies.
Over 250 delegates are attending the one week event organized by the Ministry of devolution and planning.
Some of the delegates who attended the event include among others representatives from the international community, development partners – the United Nations family USAID representatives from the Academia, Private Sector and Civil society.