In a brief press conference at the Council of Governors offices in Nairobi, Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto and Embu’s Peter Munya have reacted with rage after President Uhuru purported to direct a number of county chiefs to resign.
Addressing the state of the nation address yesterday, President Uhuru gave a directive to a number of national government officials to step aside pending investigations.
The directive of the president also appeared to target county chiefs with claims that he also directed corrupt governors to resign.
A number of governors have so far dismissed the directive and wondered how their names were included in the list.
Embu Governor Peter Munya has told President Uhuru that he will only resign if Deputy President William Ruto has resigned.
Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has wondered how his name was included in the list yet EACC officials have never visited Bomet County.
Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua dismissed the report as character assassination.
â€œIf saving money and directing every shilling to development and fighting poverty is corruption, then we have lost the plot,” he said in a statement on Friday.
Governor Awiti of Homa Bay also wondered how his name has been mentioned without ever being questioned by EACC officials.
â€œI am shocked just like my people in Homa Bay. I have never been questioned by anybody over my integrity. The Ethics and anti-corruption Commission agents have never been to my office. How then do they include me in that list?” Awiti asked.
In his State of the Nation speech on Thursday, Uhuru said he had received a report on allegations of corruptions against all arms and levels of government.
“Let it be known that today I draw the line. No one will stand between Kenyans and what is right in the fight against corruption and other monstrous economic crimes,” he said.