Kang’ata hints Uhuru mulling Cabinet reshuffle, purge in parastatals

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 13:28 | 2 mins read
Irungu Kang'ata
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata donating food at Mahiga Secondary School in Kigumo on ,June 6, 2020. PHOTO | BERNARD MUNYAO | KNA
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata donating food at Mahiga Secondary School in Kigumo on ,June 6, 2020. PHOTO | BERNARD MUNYAO | KNA

Lazy and corrupt Cabinet Secretaries, heads of parastatals and government agencies will not be spared in new changes expected within the next three weeks.

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata on Saturday, June 6, said that Kenyans should expect new changes, hinting that President Uhuru Kenyatta is working to bring in committed people to deliver his development and unity agenda.

Kang’ata, who was recently appointed the Majority Chief Whip in the Senate, some Cabinet Secretaries and parastatal heads have been engaging in corruption deals, thus hampering implementation of government projects.

Speaking while distributing food to poor families in Muthithi, Kigumo Sub-County on Saturday, the senator said that the President is working hard to ensure all ongoing projects across the country are completed before the end of his term.

However, Kang’ata observed that some Cabinet Secretaries have been involved in siphoning of public funds meant for government projects.

He predicted that some of the culprits may lose their positions and others get reshuffled as the President moves to put in place a determined team to drive his agenda on attaining national unity and equitable development

“The president is on record saying he is determined to ensure the country is united, a move which was initiated through the handshake and also the implementation of the Big Four agenda. If as a leader you are not supporting the President in his efforts, then count yourself out,” said the Senator.

He continued: “We are going to have a new political dispensation, a team committed people to deliver to Kenyans. If a leader is facing criminal or corrupt cases he will definitely be dropped in the new changes,” hinted Kang’ata.

The Senate Majority Whip also supported changes being done in various parliamentary committee membership and leadership, saying those being removed were poor performers and have failed to champion the government’s agenda.

“There is no malicious targeting of MPs as many people were alleging. The changes are meant to remove those who have not been performing their duties effectively in National Assembly and the Senate,” he noted.

He said the government is not weakening the mandate of independent institutions, saying the President respects decisions by the Judiciary and Parliament.

“I have seen people saying the current administration is emasculating the independence of the Parliament, Judiciary among other independent bodies, which is not true. In many instances, the Executive has adhered to directives of the Judiciary, members of Parliament have been talking so freely and there is no gagging up of independent bodies,” remarked the Senate Whip.