Former Cupboard Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi has expressed satisfaction over his efficiency as a Cupboard Secretary throughout President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first time period in workplace.
Prof Kaimenyi who has since been appointed Ambassador, and who presently represents Kenya in Belgium, Luxemburg and the European Union, says he made a worthwhile contribution to the nation throughout his five-year stint in cupboard.
First as a Cupboard Secretary for Training, Kaimenyi who had been picked from the College of Nairobi the place he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Tutorial Affairs and Professor of Interval-ontology, famous that he initiated far-reaching reforms which have since benefited the sector in a good way.
“After I went in, there was one thing known as Training Act and the Universities Act, however they’d not been made operational. I needed to operationalize them by arising with guidelines and laws.” He instructed KBC Channel 1 information anchor Fayaz Quresh in a TV interview.
As CS Training, he additional expressed delight that he was in a position to scrap class repetition in major colleges. He holds the view that this had a unfavorable impact on the efficiency of younger learners.
“Bear in mind these days when pupils had been pressured to repeat courses particularly commonplace six degree. You can discover a baby crying they don’t wish to repeat and we did determine as a part of laws that no baby will likely be pressured to repeat. Above commonplace six, no repetition in any respect,” he stated
“The opposite factor that was horrible was the problem of examination. Folks had been taught simply to memorise what known as broad studying simply to cross the examination. To the extent that youngsters had no time to play over the vacations. That’s the reason I banned tuition throughout holidays. Sadly somebody returned it and I can inform you it isn’t appropriate.” He added
He says he did this given that youngsters by their very nature want a chance to be who they need to be.
Quickly, he was moved by the President from the ministry of schooling to the ministry of lands. Right here, he says he realized lots. And similar to within the ministry of schooling, Prof Kaimenyi disclosed that he had lots to take care of in Ardhi Home.
“What I discovered there was Nationwide Land Coverage. This coverage had not been carried out as a result of it lacked legal guidelines to operationalize it. We needed to provide you with a raft of legal guidelines. And I’m very completely happy we did that.” He narrated
Chief amongst them, he says, is the problem of historic land injustices regulation. He says he’s completely happy that whereas many of the stories within the land sector, such because the Ndung’u land report had not been carried out because of the sensitivity hooked up to them, he was in a position to act on them.
He says it was an important honor for the President to nominate him among the many first Cupboard secretaries submit 2010 Structure.
“The primary Cupboard Secretaries had been speculated to be professionals, not politicians. And there may be advantage in that since you focus as an expert 100% in what you might be grounded in and also you do it very nicely.” He stated
In 2018, he was appointed an Ambassador and he says it was very thrilling to symbolize Kenya overseas. He, nevertheless, famous that being the nation’s consultant calls for that one should be vastly dedicated and educated.
“While you change into an envoy its each difficult and it is because, not like being a minister it’s important to be very versatile by way of data.”
“You’re answerable about actually the whole lot, about your nation on behalf of the President and the individuals of Kenya. Whether or not it’s ICT issues, land points, or cultural points, you’re the skilled, the reservoir of your nation. You should be capable of learn points shortly, be abreast with what is occurring again hoe more often than not.” He stated
Prof. Kaimenyi says he’s proud to have been the primary full professor of period-ontology in Kenya and East Africa.
Having served in numerous capacities to this point, he’s difficult Kenyans to at all times embrace alternatives to serve the nation with out hesitation. Alternatively, he says one shouldn’t be busy to an extent they overlook the ‘most essential duty in your life, that of fatherhood and motherhood.’
“Even after you might have made a lot cash, what is going to make you a cheerful man or girl is the way you relate along with your youngsters.”
“I wish to recommendation father who’re listening to me, please take time fascinated about it very exhausting, and stability your life. Balancing your life means, being accessible to your youngsters when it issues.” stated Kaimenyi
He has been married for the final 42 years to Stella Gatiriru, and collectively have 5 youngsters and 6 grand youngsters.
“It’s my youngsters and my spouse who cheer me up. They’re my help construction.” he says
Prof Kaimenyi’s life classes
To males… ‘Don’t neglect your duties as a father as you pursue your profession.’
To public servants… ‘Don’t be tempted by cash and way of life that’s in opposition to your values. Diligence and fixed service to the neighborhood you reside in and the general public shouldn’t come at a private price to you and your loved ones.’