Roads, Transport and Public Works Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen announced that he would only work with leaders who supported President William Ruto.
Speaking on Monday, February 20, Murkomen stated that there was no need to work with those who never saw the importance of working with the head of state.
The CS noted that he was aware that Azimio leader Raila Odinga had asked Members of Parliament (MPs) from Azimio-affiliate parties not to work with Ruto.
“I have told these leaders if they don’t want to meet him there is no need of meeting the minister of roads. We can meet with leaders from other counties as well,” Murkomen declared.
However, the CS indicated that his office was open to all leaders from across the country to work toward development.
“I have told all MPs my office is open for consultation to make sure we come up with ways to complete these roads,” the CS indicated
He further noted that he was happy as some leaders from regions Azimio had been conducting rallies had informed him that they were ready to join the current government.
“I am happy because all those leaders have told me that they just want to engage him and once he is out of their region, they will come we discuss development issues,” he added.
Murkomen noted that the government had been dealing with a crisis inherited from the previous regime.
“We did not create the problems we are currently experiencing. The pending bills of Ksh910 billion I found were of pending roads from two years back after we diverted our focus from development to the handshake,” he uttered.
His remarks came after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s on Saturday, February 19 announced that the government was operating as a company of shareholders.
Gachagua who spoke in Kericho disclosed that it was laughable that some members of the opposition had started trooping to State House seeking government positions.
“This government is a company that has shares. There are owners who have the majority of shares, and those with just a few, while others do not have any. You invested in this government and you must reap. You sowed, tilled, put manure and irrigated, and now it is time to reap,” he remarked.