Uhuru Schedules Cabinet Meeting After Disquiet Among CSs

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday chair the first cabinet meeting since May 2018.

    Sources close to the president have conveyed that the meeting has also been necessitated by disquiet among the cabinet secretaries following the crackdown on corruption.

    Energy CS Charles Keter is said to have summed the disquiet among CSs after he raised an issue with the manner in which Kenya Power bosses were arrested and charged in court over corruption.

    The president will also be whipping his CSs to order, emphasising a joint focus on achieving the Big Four agenda.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Energy CS Charles Keter during a past function at State House"][/caption]

    President Uhuru was on Sunday clear that the war on corruption had resulted in strained relationships with some who he considered friends.

    "I have lost close friends over the war on corruption. We must be ready to lose friends and do what is right in the eyes of God.

    "A time has come for us to fight impunity. No matter how powerful you are, which high office you hold, how much wealth you have or how many people you know in high positions, that will not save you," the president stated.

    The Ruaraka Land Saga is one of the corruption cases that have seen up to 10 cabinet secretaries accused of facilitating the Ksh1.5 Billion impropriety.

    Other such cases include the sugar importation scam, the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) maize scandal and the rhino translocation from Nairobi National Park which ended in the death of 11 black rhinos.

    Sources close to the president further reveal that he intends to take action against CSs who have been linked to the corruption cases.

    "There will be no witch-hunt. CSs who will be found culpable of graft will be dropped and replaced. But that is something that will take time," the source who chose to remain anonymous told People Daily.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta and cabinet secretaries share in a word of prayer led by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i before holding a past cabinet meeting"][/caption]