President Uhuru Kenyatta Abandons CSs After New Corruption Revelations
President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned corrupt Cabinet Secretaries that they will be held personally liable for the loss of public funds.
The president issued the warning in Kisii County on Wednesday where he had gone to launch new equipment at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.
“If Matiang'i steals, will he share the matoke with you?” he posed, referring to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, and the community’s staple food.
“Or if I steal, will I share the loot with my people of Ichaweri? Corrupt individuals should not be identified by their communities. Let everyone carry their own cross," he added.
The president also dared that if he was found guilty of corruption, he was ready to serve a jail term.
"I will fight corruption by all means possible and I do not care what they say. I am ready to be jailed if I am personally found guilty of corruption," declared Uhuru.
Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, has come back from Italy where he was following up leads on a dam scandal implicating three CSs.
The contractor, engaged in government projects, was controversially paid Ksh7 billion in advance, yet the process of acquiring the land for the project had not been concluded.
Treasury CS Henry Rotich recorded a statement on Monday at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations over the Arror and Kimwarer multi-purpose dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Tourism CS Najib Balala is also being investigated over a Ksh100 million contract awarded to American Society of Travel Agents-Kenya in 2017.
The firm was contracted during 2016/2017 financial year to offer services during Ministry of Tourism exhibitions held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).
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