There was drama this morning at Deputy President William Ruto’s office when Â head of procurementÂ Christopher Keter was shown the door by Chief of Staff Maryanne Keittany over a fallout in procurement of tenders and supplies to the DP’s office.
Sources familiar with the goings on at BP & Shell House told this writer that the DP’s Chief of Staff Â is fighting to reduce the number of kalenjins with direct influence to DP as she creates her own power base around Ruto.
The Head of Procurement is said to have effectively removed his department from the tentacles of Keittany, prompting a fierce span of control war which has now seen him being shown the door in a bright Monday like this in Nairobi.
The ripples of this sacking has led to panic in the procurement department following what befell officials in the Office of the President where over 100 senior and middle level finance and procurement officers were sent packing.
In the OP case, however, the staff, because of ethnic correctness, have been deployed to other government departments. It is now unclear whether Keter will join the list of the unemployed or Ruto may intervene to have him deployed to the ministry of Energy where another Ruto appointee, Eng. Chirchir, is the cabinet secretary.