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Health Cabinet Secretary Susan N. Wafula took the reins of the Department of Health on Monday, pledging to continue to build on successes while improving certain areas to deliver quality health services to people. Kenyans.

In his maiden speech at the handover ceremony at Afya House, CS Wafula thanked his predecessor Senator Mutahi Kagwe for the smooth handover, acknowledging the efforts made by ministry officials to ensure a smooth handover. of power smoothly.

“I know diet change isn’t normally that easy, but this kind of process makes it seamless and makes people comfortable going in and people going out comfortable as well. I look forward to continuing the good things you’ve done, putting more blocks on the foundations you’ve laid, and continuing in the best way possible. said CS Wafula.

In addition, the SC thanked President William Ruto for having seen fit to appoint her to the Ministry of Health. “I believe we are planted in places in different seasons for a reason and I want to call on my colleagues and everyone in the ministry, that as we are planted here for this season, let’s make a difference so that in the end in our time, when it comes, we will also look back and say that the trip was worth it CS remarked.

In his farewell remarks, after a two-and-a-half-year stint in charge of the health file, former Senator CS Mutahi Kagwe voiced his support for the new Cabinet Secretary saying he was ready to help in if needed. At the same time, he thanked the senior officials of the ministry for their support and dedication during his tenure.

“I came at a time when things were quite difficult and I want to say that without the support of this team, the achievements that we have made would not have been made.” Kagwe said.

“I would like to congratulate my CS colleague and welcome her heartily into this ministry. We have not left this country; we are just around the corner and I want to tell you, Ms. CS, that we are ready to help you in any way we can. The most critical thing is continuity,” Kagwe stressed.

During the handover ceremony, the new SC received several documents including the ministerial handover report, Kenya’s 2010 constitution, Kenya’s health sector strategic plan and a performance contract.

Among those present at the ceremony were Principal Secretary Susan Mochache, Acting Director General of Health Dr. Patrick Amoth, and Chief Executives.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Kenya.