This is what UHURU said after Ministry of Health officials embezzled over Sh 5 billion.Editor's Choice, Forum and discussion 00:06
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again spoken about the level of corruption in his Government.
Speaking at State House, Nairobi, when he presided over the President’s Award - Kenya Gold Award presentation on Thursday, Uhuru said that Kenya needs public servants who are professionals and politicians who hate the culture of low standards.
“Kenya needs public servants, professional and politicians who have no time for mediocrity,” Uhuru said.
The Head of State spoke a day after the Sh 5 billion scandal at the Health Ministry emerged, tarnishing his free maternity flagship project.
“When some of your elders have given way to laxity - and even to mediocrity - it fills me with hope to see that you have rejected their ways,” Uhuru said.
The President's Award scheme is a self development programme for young people countrywide. It equips the youth with positive life skills to enable them participate in nation building and increase their patriotism.