Keriako Tobiko pledges to deliver on new job
Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko, has thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for nominating for appointment as the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry.
Tobika was among the new cabinet nominees named by President Kenyatta on Friday to serve in his second and final term.
“I have this afternoon received good news that I have been nominated as a Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment and Forestry. I take this opportunity, to extend my gratitude to His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta for bestowing on me the honor to serve my beloved country in the elevated position,” Mr Tobiko said shortly after the president made the announcement from State house Nairobi.
Tobiko said that he was ready to serve in the portfolio and pledged his commitment to serve the country in its quest to advance the national environmental and forestry resources management agenda.
“The portfolio fills me with great pride and zeal, given the advances that we have made in this country; including the monumental plastic ban and forest cover increase among other milestones,” he said.
He stated that his professional experience in the private and public sectors provides him with a good foundation, experience and technical skills to deliver in the ministry he had been nominated to, if he sails through the vetting process in parliament.
“As the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) head office host nation, I am alive to the fact that the global spotlight on matters environment continues to shine upon our beloved country,” he said.
Mr Tobiko also congratulated the other individuals who have been nominated by the president, saying that he was looking ahead to a cordial working relationship with all of them.