President Kenyatta changes tact in war against corruption as CS Kiunjuri vows to name big fish

Strategy is being implemented to weed out corrupt government officials

This entails a new round of vetting of senior officials in the executive which is being done secretly by a multi-agency team

A team single-handedly picked by the president will be reviewing files on track record and dealings of senior officials to determine their suitability to hold public offices with the final decision resting with the president.

In a rare shift from the vetting the officials are subjected to in parliament, this time the officials will not participate in the vetting by the team largely drawn from National Intelligence Service (NIS).

Sitting in the panel is that is expected to weed out corrupt elements in the wake of runaway corruption is Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo.

Meanwhile Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has vowed to name all the big fish implicated in the NCPB scandal in which the public has lost huge sums of money.

Kiunjuri maintained that he will not resign even as pressure piles on him to step aside in the wake of the scandal in his ministry.

"I have done my part and I will not allow anybody to intimidate me.

I am dealing with the big fish. We have enough evidence of the rot that has been going on in the board and I will ensure all those responsible for the Sh740 million scam are prosecuted.” Kiunjuri said.

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