President William Ruto has taken a decisive action by prohibiting a Ministry of Roads employee from holding any public office due to serious allegations of corruption.
During the signing ceremony of the cabinet’s performance contracts on Tuesday, August 1, President Ruto directly instructed Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to ensure the immediate removal of the woman from her current position and prevent her from holding any future public office.
President Ruto emphasized that the official in question exhibited a deep-rooted corruption and went as far as to make herself immune to termination by her superiors.
Moreover, the Head of State disclosed that this particular individual, who had been employed in one of the road agencies, had a history of being rehired after being dismissed on previous occasions.
“She could not be transferred by anybody even by the minister. If she was transferred she would go to court. That is where corruption has taken us,” he stated.
Ruto issued a stern warning to all government employees, cautioning them that swift and decisive action would be taken if they are reported to be involved in any corrupt activities.
Over the years, the Kenyan government has been plagued by numerous corruption cases, with high-ranking State officials allegedly misappropriating taxpayers’ money for personal gain.
“We cannot have such. There are people who have made the government of Kenya their private property. Those things must be in the past,” Ruto warned.
“It is going to be different and I can tell you that. It is not going to be business and usual.”
At the event, President Ruto locked out several cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries, and parastatal heads who arrived late for the performance contracts signing event at State House, Nairobi.
In reprimanding the Cabinet members, President Ruto dismissed the excuse given by some of the cabinet secretaries, who claimed to be held up in traffic jams.
“For those who came late, who are members of the Executive. I will be expecting a written explanation from you. The who claim of traffic does not add up.
“If you cannot keep time with your employer you have basically dismissed yourself,” Ruto stated
Moreover, Ruto emphasized that the performance contracts should not be treated as mere formalities or superficial commitments.