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Engage in Corruption Deals at Your Own Peril,” PS Owino warns

Engage in Corruption Deals at Your Own Peril,” PS Owino warns

IMG 20181003 WA0037Officers who engage in corrupt transactions have beenwarned of dire consequences, bearing in mind that the law will catch up 

with them accordingly.IMG 20181003 WA0096Addressing officers from the State Department of Public Service and Youth at KenCom Building while on a familiarization tour of the State Department, Public Service and Youth Principal Secretary Dr. Francis Owino said that officers must observe ethics and integrity by ensuring that there is total compliance with the rules and procedures in their day to day activities.
“I am allergic to corruption, therefore, anyone who engages in corrupt deals will carry their own cross when the law catches up with them,” PS Owino advised.
The Principal Secretary, who was meeting the officers in their work environments for the first time since he assumed office, said that his office is open to all staff members with issues to discuss that are geared towards the improvement of service delivery.
“We are here to serve millions of Kenyans out there, therefore, we must report on duty and deliver our mandate to make Kenya shine.” PS Owino noted.
Dr. Owino once more congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for the global recognition after he was named the global champion for the UN Young People’s Agenda, a global partnership through which the UN seeks to get every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030.
The new initiative, a partnership between the United Nations Youth Strategy 2030 and Generation Unlimited, aims at catalysing pro-youth actions to address the dreams, ambitions and hopes of 1.8 billion young people globally.
The officers who were accorded an opportunity to present their grievances directly to the Principal Secretary lauded his leadership style saying that it is a good gesture for him to visit them in their offices to check on their wellbeing.


Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs



CS Kobia PicProfessor Margaret Kobia PhD, MGH
Profile Summary

Professor Margaret Kobia is the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs. Before assuming her new appointment, Professor Kobia was the immediate former Chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC). She has also served as the Vice Chair Judicial Service Commission and is a member of United Nations Committee of Expert in Public Administration (CEPA) that advises UN Economic and Social Council. She is also an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. Professor Kobia Holds a PhD Degree in Human Resource Education of the University of Illinois, M.Ed. of Kenyatta University and B.Ed. of the University of Nairobi. She received her ‘O’ and ‘A’ level education at Alliance Girls High School. As the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, she provides strategic leadership on policy direction regarding the Public service, Youth Development and Gender issues. Prior to joining the Public Service Commission, she was the founding Director General of the Kenya School of Government. Between 2005 and 2013, she served as the Director/CEO of the Kenya Institute of Administration and made a profound contribution in transforming the institution into a truly modern Management Development Institute (MDI) leading to the Institute’s elevation to Kenya School of Government. Professor Kobia has taught Management, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods at University level. Between 2011 and 2016, Professor Kobia served as the Chief Editor of the refereed African Journal of Public Administration and Management.

In recognition of her distinguished service and contributions to national development, she was awarded the Order of Grand Warrior (OGW), First Class Order of Chief of Burning Spear (CBS) by the President of Kenya in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Professor Kobia was the winner of the Commonwealth Gordon Draper Award 2010 for her strong leadership and outstanding contributions in improving public administration in the Commonwealth. In 2011, she was honoured by the American Biographical Institute for her dedication and contribution to management in the public service. In 2014, she won a regional recognition as Africa’s most influential woman in Business and Government awarded by CEO Magazine of South Africa. In 2016, she was awarded the highest Head of State Honours of Moran of Golden Heart (MGH) for her strong excellent leadership in public service. Professor Kobia sits on a number of Public Sector Management Boards. At the International level, she is a member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), the Vice President of the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration Management (CAPAM), a member of International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training Programs and Co-chair of the Effective Institutions Platform (EIP). As an active academic, Professor Kobia supervises PhD research students. Her research interests include Public Sector Reforms, Performance Management Training and Knowledge Management.



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