Kipchumba Murkomen says 'corrupt to the core' official left Ministry in May

Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen. [Courtesy, Kipchumba Murkomen Twitter]

Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has said that an official he was ordered to fire by President William Ruto for being corrupt left the Ministry.

Taking to Twitter, Murkomen said that the officer left the ministry on May, 29.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the officer mentioned by HE President Ruto was dismissed from the government agency on 29th of May 2023 after the due process was followed,” tweeted Murkomen.

Earlier in the day President Ruto had told Murkomen to make sure that the lady no longer works for the government describing her as “Corrupt to the core”.

He was speaking at State House on August 1, during the signing of performance contracts for Ministries, Ruto told Murkomen

“There was one lady in one of the Roads department, corrupt to the core, to the extent that she could not be transferred by anybody, even by the Minister, because if she was transferred she would go to court, buy the court process and make sure that she is returned, that is the kind of chronic that corruption has taken us,” Ruto said.

“I hope that lady no longer works for the government of Kenya. We cannot have such. There are people who have made government offices their private property,” he added.

At the meeting, Ruto warned CSs saying that corruption had no place in his administration and they should always remember that they are in those positions to work for Kenyans and not to benefit themselves.

“We are servants of the people of Kenya, we are not their masters and we serve at the pleasure of the people of Kenya, we don’t serve at their mercy.”

He decried that some of the ministers do not know what happens in their ministries.