REMARKS OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR, THE CO-OPERATIVE UNIVERSITY OF KENYA PROF. KAMAU NGAMAU ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP ON THE SENSITIZATION ON NATIONAL COHESION AND NATIONAL VALUES AT CUK, MAIN CAMPUS, 12th JUNE, 2018 10.00 AM
The Staff from the Directorate of National Cohesion and Values The National Cohesion and Integration Committee Members Ladies and Gentlemen
This morning marks an important moment to the National Cohesion and Values Committee Members here at CUK. Your being sensitized on the National Values by the team from the Office of the President should not be just a Performance Contract fulfilment but a gear towards making you achieve your objective of a cohesive society achievable.
Allow me to thank the Directorate of National Cohesion and Values for their time and dedication
years. I also wish to thank the team from CUK for planning this important training; we thank you all.
For the better part of the day, I am informed that your energies will be channeled to the Article 10 of the Constitution of Kenya among other cross-cutting issues. However, this will not be the first time this will be coming to your knowledge. I urge you to participate in this workshop actively and ensure you grasp ideas that can make CUK family greater and better than it was yesterday.
As you are aware, CUK has its values which for a long time have promoted our oneness as a University; Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism, Quality & Excellence and Teamwork Drive to Our Mission and Vision. These values are in sync with our national values as Kenyans.
I wish to refer you all to Article 10 of the Constitution of the Constitution of Kenya; all of us are called to embrace one another in our general lives and in administrative society;
“The national values and principles of governance include —
- patriotism, national unity, sharing and devolution of power, the rule of law, democracy and participation of the people;
- human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights, non- discrimination and protection of the marginalized;
- good governance, integrity, transparency and accountability; and
- sustainable ”
Ladies and gentlemen,
I cannot guarantee you that implementation of Article 10 of our Constitution in Kenya or around Africa is easy, however, it is worth; these values provide a focal point for us all to have a sane society.
It is our moral obligation as Kenyans to ensure we keep to these values not because they are provided for in the Constitution but because we are rational beings.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am certain the day will be fruitful and bring about a better CUK tomorrow. I wish to commend all of you for taking the bold step to lead CUK towards the right direction. I challenge you as committee members not to leave anyone behind; after this training we expect you to cascade this down to
that is where the society begins.
With those few remarks, allow me to declare this workshop officially open. I wish all you a fruitful day and God’s Blessings.