The Public Service Commission on Tuesday 12th October 2021 launched a capacity-building program for mentors and coaches from Ministries, State Departments and Agencies (MDAs) under the Public Service Internship Program (PSIP) at the Kenya School of Government, Embu campus.
PSC Commissioner Dr. Mary Mwiandi who graced the event, emphasized the need for mentors and coaches to be prepared and equipped with relevant skills that can mold the interns into excellent and reliable future public servants.
“It’s essential to embrace the new blood in the public service. The interns should see us as their friends, teachers, and mentors. We're expected to mold the interns to change the public service for the better," she said.
PSC Vice Chairperson Ms. Charity Kisotu, on Friday 15th October 2021 joined other senior government officials at the Kenya School of Adventure and Leadership (KESAL) in Meru for the closing ceremony of the orientation programme and commissioning of over 800 newly recruited Assistant County Commissioners, including former chiefs that were promoted.
While addressing the officers, Ms. Kisotu observed that serving the public is a calling that requires selflessness, personal commitment, discipline, integrity, honesty and professionalism. “It is about servant leadership,” she stated.
She urged the officers to lead by example and help the Commission and the government to promote compliance with the Values and Principles in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution in the public service, as they report to their various duty stations.
“Through this orientation, you have been equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable you to be good servants to the citizens and good ambassadors of government,” she said.
The five-day orientation programme was rolled out to the officers in seven cohorts, beginning 30th August to 15th October 2021.
Present at the ceremony which was graced by the Cabinet Secretary Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i, were the Principal Secretary, Interior and Citizen Services, Dr. Karanja Kibicho, PSC Commissioner Mr. Andrew Muriuki and the CEO Dr. Simon Rotich.
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