Agriculture cabinet secretary Felix Koskei has said he won’t resign without seeing the allegations against him.
” If there are substantive allegations, I will step aside, but after I get an official letter from the EACC, until then, I am working,” he said.
While addressing parliament on state of the nation, President Uhuru issued a directive to all government officials implicated in corruption and whose names have been adversely mentioned in a confidential EACC report to step aside.
This would in effect lead to the resignations of five cabinet secretaries, including Koskey who has now declined to resign. The others areÂ Â Charity Ngilu of Lands and Settlement, Michael Kamau of Transport, Â Kazungu Kambi of Labour and Davis Chirchir of Energy.
“Today, I take the extraordinary step of attaching the aforementioned confidential report from the CEO of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission as an annex to my annual Report on Values to Parliament,” Uhuru said.
“Consequently, I hereby direct that all officials of the National and County governments that are adversely mentioned in this report, whether you are a Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary, or chief executive of a state institution, to immediately step aside pending conclusion of the investigations of the allegations against them,” Uhuru said.