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Deliver on your targets, public servants told

Deputy President William Ruto has asked public servants to take advantage of the country’s conducive political environment to deliver on performance targets.

Mr Ruto said the Government has provided an enabling environment for public servants to deliver, saying there will be no room for lazy officers.

Speaking during the launch of Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) for the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, held at the School of Government, Nairobi, Mr Ruto said with the prevailing environment, public servants have no reason to fail to deliver.

He said Kenyans expect an open, transparent and accountable Government that is accessible, responsive and committed to excellence.


“Now that President Uhuru Kenyatta has closed the gap between the Government and those in the Opposition, there is an enabling environment for civil servants to deliver on their targets,” said Mr Ruto.

“There will be no reason why public servants can’t deliver on the mandate assigned to them,” added Mr Ruto.

Cabinet Secretaries Margaret Kobia (Public Service), Joe Mucheru (ICT), Rashid Mohammed (Sports) and Chief Administrative Secretary (Rachel Shebesh) were present.

He said he was confident that RRI could create impact and socio-economic transformation if its goals were implemented within the stated period.

The Deputy President said the Government’s Big Four agenda- manufacturing; universal healthcare, affordable housing and food security would go a long way in improving the lives of Kenyans once fully implemented.

“What we are doing are deliberate efforts to deliver on our manifesto to change the lives of the people,” he said.

Mr Ruto said public service remains key in the implementation of the Government’s Big Four agenda.

The Deputy President asked public officers not to focus their energies on processes and procedures, saying what was important were results.

“Public servants must not focus on procedures and processes. It’s not about procedures but it’s all about results,” he said.

He said issues of the last General Election were now behind ‘us’, saying it was now the responsibility of civil servants to serve all Kenyans equally irrespective of how they voted.

“It is now the sole duty and responsibility of elected officials to serve all Kenyans equally irrespective of how they voted last year because it was their democratic right. We now have a Government of all Kenyans,” said Mr Ruto.

Pictures: A visit to Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan

DP at Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan3

DP at Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan1

DP at Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan2

DP at Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan


Kenya National Volunteers Program


The Kenya National Volunteers Program is a national service programme which aims to meet three.

Key Objectives:

  1. Create enriching opportunities for over 30,000 unemployed Kenyan youth
  2. Improve educational outcomes for over 2 million primary aged children
  3. Promote national cohesion

As part of this programme, the Government of Kenya seeks to recruit high performing recent university graduates to serve as Volunteer Graduate Assistants in primary schools for an un-interrupted period of 1 year. They will provide education support and serve as 'education ambassadors' in the surrounding community. Two volunteers will be placed in each participating primary school and will receive a modest living stipend of KShs. 6,000 per month 


  • Volunteers MUST have completed their course work and any related research
  • Volunteers MUST hold a University Degree in any area of study
  • Volunteers MUST have officially graduated from their Universities at the time of applying


The selected Volunteers will participate in a 3-week intensive residential training course that will be aimed at preparing them for their placement, and increasing their job skills. Volunteers will be trained in key skills that will carry them into future employment. After training, Volunteers will be deployed in pairs to their placements, first meeting county and district officials, participating head teachers, school management committee members and other Volunteers in their region. Volunteers will stay with a host family during their 1 Year in the Field


Kenyan Graduates nominated by their respective Universities can apply online though the Volunteer Application tab at the top of this website. Some candidates will be invited for face to face interviews and then selected through a rigorous and competitive selection process. A combination of an online application, essay questions, online tests and a panelist review will ensure that a high-quality cohort of volunteers who understand and are committed to the programme's objectives are selected. 

All costs related to the interview process will be covered. 


At the conclusion of the one year of service, Volunteers will graduate and receive an official completion certificate. The names of the Volunteers who successfully complete the programme will be gazetted and their service recognized. Following the graduation ceremony, many Volunteers will begin their internship activities/mentoring programmes or jobs with a variety of companies. Graduates will also be expected to maintain an active alumni network that will further build on the programme's strength.


After 9 months of service, Volunteers will gather at a Career Fair and Capacity Building Workshop. During the event, Volunteers will receive training and guidance on career development. Representatives from the Private, Public and Non-Profit sector will give motivational talks, and skills training to the Volunteers and will meet with top-performing individuals in small groups. These representatives will review evaluations of the Volunteer's performance in the schools. They will select some Volunteers to enter into existing in-house internships and mentoring programmes in their companies. Volunteers will return to their placement and complete the final months.

apply online

The 19th COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit at Antananarivo, Madagascar

DP William Ruto with Madagascar PM Hon Mahafaly Solonandrasana at Antananarivo Airport

DP William Ruto with Madagascar Prime Minister Hon. Mahafaly Solonandrasana.

Deputy President William Ruto arrives in Madagascar for the COMESA meeting

Deputy President William Ruto arrives at Antananarivo Airport in Madagascar ahead of the COMESA meeting. He was received by Madagascar Prime Minister Hon. Mahafaly Solonandrasana.

DP William Ruto greeting Madagascar President

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of the Republic of Madagascar greets Kenyan Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto.

DP William Ruto with Kenyan delegates

Volunteers Programme