Six days after meeting his deputy William Ruto over lunch, details have emerged of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan of action in the wake of spirited war against corruption that is threatening to tear the party apart.
Revealed:Uhuru’s plan of action after meeting DP Ruto amid reports of tension in Jubilee
Uhuru shifts gear as details of secret talks emerge
Well-placed sources at the presidency revealed that next Thursday will usher in a new era in the fight against with the President set to make the strongest declaration yet, making the fight on corruption his singular goal to achieve his legacy projects during the State of the Nation address in Parliament during a joint sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly.
What is expected to follow is unprecedented decisive action with reports indicating that three Cabinet Secretaries are expected to be arrested and prosecuted over the Sh 21 Billion dams scandal.
The prosecution of the 3 CSs at a go would result in Cabinet reshuffle with far-reaching political consequences that the two are keen to minimize in the interest of maintaining party unity.
Among those who have been questioned by the DCI are Treasury CS Henry Rotich, Agriculture’s Mwangi Kiunjuri, and Devolution’s Eugene Wamalwa.
To this end, the head of State is reported to have met DP Ruto with one mission: To psychologically prepare his deputy over impending “drastic actions” he intends to take in the ongoing war on corruption.
Reports further indicate that the head of state delivered a firm message to Dr. Ruto: Support me in the fight against corruption.
“The Head of State asked the DP to join hands with him to slay the dragon of corruption. He told him should he see any high profile arrests, he should not take it personally,” a source told Nation.
Tuesday’s meeting between the President and his deputy was preceded by talks with former Prime Minister who has emerged to be a key player in government following last year’s handshake deal.
What the leaders discussed remains a closely guarded secret as no one was allowed into the two separate meetings.
Uhuru responds to DP Ruto, slamming DP Ruto's allies
President Kenyatta on Friday boldly asserted that he will not allow politics to derail his government’s anti-corruption drive and maintaining that investigative agencies should be left to do their work unhindered in the wake of protests from DP Ruto’s allies.
“It is not me…corruption has been identified as a stumbling block towards achieving prosperity and equality. Again there is no politics there…let us allow the agencies to do their work. Let us not turn this to community fights, to individual fights”. The president said.
“You will hear that so and so is being targeted but we must deal with corruption. The fact is that whether we want to accept it or not, it exists and it is an impediment and a stumbling block. Let us not politicise it, or tribalise it. Let us find the formula to fight it,” he added.
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