Tough job awaits Nkaissery following swearing in
19 December 2014, 16:30
Nairobi - Joseph Nkaissery is ready for war after being sworn in as the new cabinet secretary for Interior.
Nkaissery has been sworn in by president Uhuru Kenyatta after parliament approved his appointment as Cabinet Secretary Thursday.
Speaking after his swearing in, he confirmed he had chosen to leave his position as Kajiado Central MP to serve the country at a higher level because his people agreed to it.
" My people agreed to me leaving for a higher position to serve the country at a higher level and at this time of need," he said.
" Parliament has also shown confidence in me as an individual and I am grateful for that too, thus my decision to accept the position," he added.
On the task at hand, Nkaissery admits it is a tough job that lies on his hands.
" As we have seen it is not an easy situation and that will not change. It is tough but as long as I get support from the president and members of the public, all will be well, he said.
Nkaissery will join the cabinet at a time when the government has more power to deal with agents of insecurity who have caused chaos in the country in recent times, especially with the enaction of the new Security bill.
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