- The PS also emphasized the importance of their oversight responsibility in promoting and monitoring government projects.
- He listed government undertakings such as the ongoing Farmer Profiling and Registration exercise and the Inua Jamii Enrollment Programme as some of the initiatives the administrators are key players
Interior PS Raymond Omollo on Sunday reminded chiefs and their assistants of their critical oversight responsibility in promoting security in the country.
Speaking during a meeting with the local administrators across Homa Bay County, the PS also emphasized the importance of their oversight responsibility in promoting and monitoring government projects.
He listed government undertakings such as the ongoing Farmer Profiling and Registration exercise and the Inua Jamii Enrollment Programme as some of the initiatives the administrators are key players
Omollo pointed out that in the multilayered system of Administration and Governance, Chiefs and their Assistants are agents at the community and local levels.
"Today, I met Chiefs and their Assistants from across different administrative units within Homa Bay County," he said.
President William Ruto's government rolled out a programme to register farmers across the country.
In January this year, the PS said the planned nationwide farmers' registration exercise will be free and voluntary with collected data being well secured, Interior.
Omollo said no one will be coerced into giving their personal details when the process begins.
Issuing a stern warning to the national government administrative officers who will participate in the process, the PS told them to act diligently and avoid misusing the information for other purposes or gains.
"Registration is free and we shall be decisive on dereliction of duty by any of our officers," he said.
"We expect you to uphold and demonstrate a high level of inclusivity, integrity and fairness throughout the process."
The Kenya Kwanza government also announced late last month that it plans to enrol 1.3m Kenyans to the Inua Jamii programme.
Labour CS Florence Bore said in two months, the number of Inua Jamii beneficiaries will increase from 1.2 million to 2.5 million.
Those who will receive the monthly stipend from the programme will include elderly people above the age of 70 and total orphans.
The Ruto administration is keen to ensure that all deserving Kenyans are enlisted in the cash transfer programme.
The first phase of the program will cover 500,000 this year and another 800,000 more Kenyans at the start of next year.
Inua Jamii beneficiaries are to receive money monthly.
In the past, the government made payments after every two months.
Recruitment of new Inua Jamii beneficiaries to start in September.
Currently, the Inua Jamii program benefits 1,233,129 Kenyans.
Dr Omollo who spent his weekend working hosted over 200 former Councilors drawn from across Homa Bay County.
"We discussed the role of these leaders and opinion shapers in guiding the socio-economic and progress of the region," Omollo noted.
On Saturday he met congregants at Sinai SDA Church in Siburi District of the Kenya Lake Conference and later took part in a fundraiser towards the completion of the church's construction project.
Present at the occasion were the Managing Director & CEO - of LBDA, Wycliffe Ochianga, and MCA of Kolwa Central Kevin Okoth (Kolwa Central) among other guests and grassroots leaders.