DP Ruto angered by Jubilee MPs' deal with NASA leaders
The CS has a close personal relationship with Uhuru
Already, more than 150 MPs drawn from both sides of the political divide have signed up on a motion seeking to censure Kariuki over her decision to suspend Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Lily Koros.
Koros was place on compulsory leave by the KNH board after a public outcry following an incident where doctors conducted a brain surgery on the wrong patient.
The move angered a section of Rift Valley politicians who accused the Health CS of victimising “one of their own”.
The MPs drawn from the South and North Rift region then initiated the plan to impeach Kariuki.
The development is reported to have angered Deputy President William Ruto, prompting him to issue a warning to Rift Valley MPs – requiring them to back from from the Kariuki impeachment plan.
“Yes, the DP has told us to stop what we are doing, but I can tell you we are not. The motion has very wide support,” said an MP from Rift Valley.
The move has since gained traction among North Eastern politician who were also angered by a separate decision made by the CS over the appointment of the CEO of Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa).
North Eastern politicians claim that Kemsa had recommended the appointment of Dr Waqo Dulacha after he beat Dr Joseph Sitienei and Dr Jonah Mwangi respectively in interviews last year.
Kariuki has since then directed the Kemsa board to re-advertise the position and conduct fresh interviews.
NASA MPs have also joined the anti-Kariuki bandwagon and are hoping to gain political capital from the infighting in Jubilee.
"I signed the petition and I am on the front page. We will support the motion as NASA. We will vote for her exit. It is part of cleaning up this messy government,” Makueni MP Dan Maanzo stated.
The Health CS enjoys a close relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta, having served in the board of the Kenyatta family-owned bank – CBA.
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