President William Ruto advised the new Cabinet Secretaries to respect the Constitution and uphold the rule of law as they discharge their mandate.

Ruto said that on Thursday when he presided over the swearing-in of 22 cabinet secretaries, the Attorney-General and the Secretary to the Cabinet at State House, Nairobi.

The president told the new appointees that they must respect their office and serve Kenyans equally, as that was the least expected of them.

“You have been sworn in to serve the people of Kenya. That is the minimum expected of us,” he added.

The Head of State emphasised Kenya must be run according to the tenets of the Constitution.

“Our country must be run on the dictates of the Constitution; not on the whims of men,” he said.

He assured the country that the Cabinet Secretaries have the requisite competence to undertake their duties and drive the country forward. 

“These men and women have our unequivocal support in implementing our country’s transformation agenda,” Ruto said.

With a fully fledged cabinet, Kenyans are now expecting to see the change they were promised by the Kenya Kwanza administration during campaigns, which included bringing down the cost of living.