President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday reiterated that civil servants who did not deliver would be sacked.
The President said public servants would be put on performance contracts and those who failed to deliver shown the door.
“I wish to put it on record that my government will pay keen attention to the implementation of performance contracting, and as pointed out recently, public servants who fail to deliver on performance targets have no business being in office,” he said during the swearing-in of 26 principal secretaries.
The PSs, who were vetted and approved by the National Assembly, are Mr Mutea Iringo (Interior), Ms Josephta Mukobe (Coordination), Mr John Konchella (Devolution), Mr Peter Oganga Magiti (Planning), Ms Monica Kathina Juma (Defence) and Mr Karanja Kibicho (Foreign Affairs).
Others are Dr Belio Kipsang (Education), Prof Colletta Suda (Science and Technology), Dr Kamau Thugge (National Treasury), Prof Fred Segor (Health), Mr Nduva Muli (Transport), Mr John Kipngetich Mosonik (Infrastructure), Mr James Teko Lopoyetum (Water), Mr Richard Lerisian Lesiyampe (Environment and Natural Resources) and Ms Mariamu El Maawy (Land, Housing and Urban Development).
Also sworn in were Mr Joseph Tiampaty (Information), Mr Patrick Omutia (Sports), Mr Ali Noor Ismail (Labour), Mr Joseph Njoroge(Energy and Petroleum), Ms Sicily Kariuki (Agriculture), Dr Khadijah Kassachom (Livestock), Prof Japheth Micheni (Fisheries), Dr Wilson Songa (Industrialisation), Mr Mwanamaka Mabruki (East African Community), Dr Ibrahim Mohamed (Commerce) and Mr Richard Ekai (Mining).