Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has urged public servants to respect Kenyans as they address challenges facing the country.
Speaking on Tuesday, September 19, after addressing the 36th General Conference of the International Scientific Council of the Trypanosomiasis Research and Control at PrideInn Hotel in Mombasa, the Deputy President said Kenyans deserve to be treated with respect and listened to all the time, more so during difficult times.
"All of us given the privilege to serve should do so with humility. We should have empathy with the people you are taking care of, respect those under you, address them with respect and decorum. It costs you nothing.
"If you serve the people of Kenya, those are your bosses, they are your employers. You should dignify them by the way you address them," he stated.
The DP noted that leaders must always remain focused and steady when addressing challenges.
"Even when there are challenges, remain calm and steady and address problems in a humane and humble way, so that those who are victims of that challenge can feel understood and empathised. That is the hallmark of leadership" he added.
At the same time, the Deputy President mentioned that the Government is ready to respond to related challenges linked to the Elnino rains expected in the country towards the end of the month.
"In the coming week, I will chair the national emergency response committee with all our development partners, county governments, various ministries, and all other stakeholders to ascertain their preparedness," he said.