Accepting the Doctor of Leadership (Honoris Causa) degree at Kabarak University’s 10th graduation ceremony, the President said he was proud to be associated with the values the university stood for as reflected in its mission, vision and various programmes and services.
“I also associate myself with the ethos which continue to inspire the founder and Chancellor of the University, former president Danial Arap Moi. These values – passion for quality education, leadership of high standards, service to the community, consistent vision and steadfast focus – are ideals that all successful leaders must embrace,” the President said
Uhuru said the award has encouraged and inspired him to continue serving Kenyans by hard work, a good example and a commitment to the national values and principles of governance.
“This is because it is critical that my government not only delivers its pledges to Kenyans, but remains committed to transforming Kenya into a united, prosperous and equitable society,” t Uhuru said.
He assured institutions of higher learning of his government’s support through productive partnerships that will benefit the country’s young people.
Former President Moi, who is also the university’s chancellor, congratulated Uhuru for receiving the doctorate degree. He encouraged the President , saying there is always a reward for doing what is good for the country.
Reading the citation, Kabarak University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Jones Kaleli outlined President Uhuru’s achievements in his political career, initiation of economic programmes especially the Economic Stimulus Program, commissioning of the Standard Gauge Railway and the proposed one million acre Galana-Kulalu irrigation project that is geared towards ensuring the country’s food security.