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Murkomen warns transport ministry officials against corruption

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has publicly warned his colleagues in the ministry over engaging in graft.

The warning comes days after President William Ruto fired Health Principal Secretary Josephine Mburu amid reports of graft in the Ministry.

Speaking in Nyandarua, Murkomen said those who engage in corruption would lose their jobs.

“It is better we sink a contractor instead of you sinking us because we have seen you have become more harsh than we knew you. I told my friends the way this person is talking, there is impending danger,” Murkomen revealed.

In light of recent events, Murkomen assured President Ruto that the Ministry of Transport had initiated plans to ensure proper funds management. He declared, “We will ensure that not even a penny would be misappropriated to ensure that corruption in the Ministry of Roads would be a thing of the past.”

Ruto’s decisive action followed a controversy over a mosquito net procurement tender at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA). Moreover, he suspended 27 government officials over the release of condemned sugar, among them Kenya Bureau of Standards boss Bernard Njiriani.

Ruto’s Chief of Staff, Felix Koskei, explained the decision, stating, “In recognition of the unique mandate of the agencies as vanguards of public health and safety, it is manifest that some officers in the relevant agencies abdicated their responsibilities, at the risk of public harm.”

During a recent Cabinet meeting, Ruto warned Cabinet Secretaries, pledging to hold accountable anyone undermining his agenda, even personal acquaintances. This unexpected dismissal has set a tone of vigilance within the Cabinet, signaling President Ruto’s commitment to public service and accountability.

President Ruto has warned government officials against engaging in graft.

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