NewsRuto Reveals Instance He Will Fire Linturi

Ruto Reveals Instance He Will Fire Linturi

-

President William Ruto during a press briefing at State House on July 5, 2024.

President William Ruto on Friday, July 5, announced that he was ready to fire Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi should he be found guilty over the fake fertiliser scandal. 

Ruto speaking during an engagement at X Spaces reiterated that he did not condone corruption in his administration.

“When there is evidence gathered enough to have the cabinet minister of agriculture to be guilty, I will fire him,” he assured Kenyans.

Ruto added that there were already active cases in court for National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) officials who were implicated in the case.

Lintur

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi
Photo

“The Chief Executive Officer and several staff of NCPB are in court to answer for their involvement in the fertilizer scandal,” he stated.

The Head of State clarified that whereas CS Linturi was accused by a section of Kenyans of playing a part in the fertiliser scandal, he was never taken to court for the same. 

As such, Ruto remarked that the moment any of his cabinet secretaries will be taken to court, he would immediately fire him or her.

When the President announced that he would hold an engagement on X, many Kenyans had speculated that he would fire or reshuffle his cabinet.

Ruto minutes into X Spaces clarified that there was no immediate plan to fire any of his cabinet secretaries but he would consider addressing matters raised by the public against his cabinet.

“I will not dissolve Cabinet because I am in the process of looking at things differently,” he told the nation.

Ruto further apologised to Kenyans after he was told that some of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) elected politicians were arrogant when communicating with Kenyans. 

In particular, he apologised on behalf of Molo Member of Parliament Kuria Kimani and his Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichung’wah who made remarks that did not sit well with the public. 

President William Ruto and his Cabinet posing for a photo after a meeting on July 5, 2024.

President William Ruto and his Cabinet posing for a photo after a meeting on July 5, 2024.
PCS

Source: kENYANS.CO.KE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest news

This man John Mbadi, the National Treasury CS nominee

John Mbadi, the man poised to take charge of the National Treasury, has 28 years of experience in...

Shift focus from regime change – Ex-CS Kuria urges Gen Z,

Former Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, performance and delivery management, Moses Kuria now wants Kenyan youths to shift...

OKANGO: Why today's Kenya needs transitional government

In totality, the pursuit of political stability and reconciliation in Kenya is linked intricately to several unresolved historical...

Ile munasema tunasikiza! DP urges Gen Zs to stop protests

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has urged the youth in Kenya particularly the Gen Zs to stop anti-state protests...

We have not banned demonstrations, IG Kanja now says

Acting Inspector General of Police Douglas Kanja now says he did not ban demonstrations.In a statement on Friday,...

🔴 Ksh752 Million Unsettling Ruto, Changes in Cabinet, Nation Media & KBC

Hello and welcome to the Friday edition of the Evening Brief Newsletter where Ruto has escalated his demands with...

Must read

This man John Mbadi, the National Treasury CS nominee

John Mbadi, the man poised to take charge...

Shift focus from regime change – Ex-CS Kuria urges Gen Z,

Former Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, performance and...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you