Saturday March 2, 2019-Barely 24 hours after unceremonious sacking of former Sports Cabinet Secretary, Rashid Echesa, details have emerged of the last minute intense meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto that saved other corrupt CSs from sacking, among them Henry Rotich (Treasury), Simon Chelugui (Water) and Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture).
According to sources, Uhuru was adamant that the CSs who have been implicated in mega corruption scandals must go but Ruto was not for the idea as sacking them with enough evidence would amount to witch-hunt.
“The argument from one of the sides was that sacking them without evidence could amount to witch-hunt. It would also subject them to a public lynch mob. But the die was cast when one side posed where the lynch mob will stop at once encouraged with immature sackings,” said a well-placed source.
Several MPs allied to the DP, including Kipchumba Murkomen, are on record alleging that the fight against corruption is unfairly targeting those close to Ruto with an aim of painting him as a corrupt individual ahead of the 2022 elections.
The Kenyan DAILY POST