Public Service Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia has welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to move the National Youth Service (NYS) from her docket.
While announcing changes to the cabinet on Tuesday, Uhuru moved the service to the ICT ministry led by CS Joe Mucheru, as part of the larger Youth Affairs State Department.
Kobia said that she is happy to hand over the department after streamlining it and preventing further scandals in the NYS, which has lost billions to corruption during Uhuru's tenure.
She expressed confidence that Mucheru will deliver, urging him to implement the Kenya National Youth Policy adopted by the parliament last month.
"Remember I said if any more money is stolen from NYS, I will resign. I am happy to hand over after restructuring as it is now best placed to handle its mandate. I am confident CS Joe Mucheru will use it to deliver," she said.
CS Kobia stated that she will now focus on her remaining portfolios; Public Service and Gender.
“That is where it belongs. This leaves me with two portfolios - Public Service and Gender, which will now be strengthened for better deliverables,” she added.
Uhuru also reshuffled his cabinet, swapping Cabinet and Principal Secretaries. He dropped Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri in the reshuffle.