DCI called after signature belonging to State House boss was forged

Fake news hits State House.

A letter bearing what appeared to be Kinyua’s signature was widely circulated on social media as it appeared to suggest that the government would disobey a court order stopping vetting of senior officials in procurement departments.

State House would later deny authoring the letter directed to the AG Paul Kihara, which sought to punish Procurement Officers and Accountants who by the end of June would not have complied to an earlier directive by the President to submit the requisite information about their wealth.

The suspension, was on Wednesday quashed by the Employment and Labour Relations Court .

“We have taken note of a letter that is being circulated purporting to be from the Office of The Head of Public Service, please note it is fake. A report has been made to Directorate of Criminal Investigations to find the source of the forgery and take the necessary action,” State House said in a statement via Twitter.

Earlier, a letter purportedly written by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua to all ministries, PSs, Chief Executives of State Corporations and AG, seeking to re-affirm President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order to vet all Government and Parastatal Heads of Procurements and Accountants despite a court order, had in totality, defied a court order.

Suspended Officers' fate

On Wednesday moments after the Labour Relations court dispensed its order, Office of Staff in the office of the President Mr Nzioka Waita threw tantrums at the Judiciary, faulting it of the decision to stop the exercise.

“Whereas the Judiciary shouldn’t be condemned wholesale, from today’s ruling by the Labour Relations Court stopping vetting of public officers two things are now clear for all to see: Corruption is fighting back and two, agents of impunity have found refuge in the court corridors,” Mr Waita said via Twitter.

“No matter how many obstacles are thrown in the way of this fight against corruption, there will be no relenting. It is my prayer that the leadership of the Judiciary upon whom the country has placed a lot of faith of will put its house in order."

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