Dr. Ndemo posted the note below to the Kictanet list to mixed, reactions ranging from “All the best Daktari” to “Lobby lobby lobby to the end so you can go out knowing you did all that was possible”. What’s your take on daktaris tenure?
It is an open secret that my departure from the Ministry of Information and Communications is imminent. As seconds, minutes and days tick by; I take this opportunity to bid you all farewell.
During the last seven years that I have worked here, I have learned a lot from you all. I could not have benefited from the learning experience without your constant support, criticism and encouragement. If I have to do it all over again, I would not change anything to perform my duties well. In my position as Permanent Secretary, I have gained considerable
knowledge and thus I shall always cherish this, as one of the most satisfying phases in my career.
Further, I have shared a special bond with all of you both virtually and in reality. I shall take away with me special memories of our time together. I remain committed to ideals of Kictanet and would remain active in its deliberations. I must admit that I may have underestimated the amount of pressure there is to aspire for a job. There are politicians
from my county trying to create a wedge between myself, Dr. Matian’gi and Hon. Nyachae. Others from other parts of the country can be summed as extortionists and possible toll collectors at every level. I shall however, take the interview on Thursday and if fate has it that I shall once more serve my country then I shall proudly do so.
It is now my singular honour to introduce Dr. Fred Matian’gi, our Cabinet Secretary nominee whom I have had the privilege of knowing for the past many years. While I was in Standard 7, Dr. Matian’gi had just started standard 1 at Manga Primary School. His sister Margaret was my classmate. I have known him as an honest person and devout Seventh Day Adventist. He has an impeccable record of integrity having served in several governance programs.
Dr. Matian’gi is a fast learner and has extensively published. We taught at University of Nairobi together and his record as a lecturer was faultless. We simply have a great mind to steer our sector. I want to take the earliest opportunity to wish him the best. Although Dr. Matian’gi is a good friend, it will not be practical for us to work together. The constitution demands diversity. We shall create fodder for politicians to drive further wedge between us. I have chosen friendship and will look for alternative areas to serve my country.
Let me therefore wish each one of you the very best in all of our future endeavors.