President William Ruto is becoming concerned about the level of wastage of funds in his cabinet, it is emerging.
Ruto has been against wastage since he came into office, and earlier directed the Treasury to come up with ways of lowering expenditure.
It’s emerging that this is among the things he warned his ministers against during a cabinet meeting held yesterday, as he seeks to streamline operations in the ministries.
Sources present in the meeting have also revealed that one of the ministers was publicly scolded for failing to take charge of his docket.The minister, it is reported, has allowed squabbles to rule in his ministry, which Ruto warned him against in the full watch of his fellow Cabinet Secretaries.
“It was a dressing down, nothing less,” the source revealed, adding that Ruto told the minister to either take charge of be ready to face the consequences.
“It was clear from the President that it will no longer be business as usual going forward,” he has told The Star, adding that Ruto was visibly angry and told the minister to stop the drama.Ruto is not new to taking his wrongdoing officials head on in public, considering that some months back, he reportedly sent some three Principal Secretaries back to their rooms after trying to access the meeting hall after he was seated.
The incident happened at the Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki, as the Head of State was having a retreat with his top officials.
This was also seen during former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s days, when he once scolded his ministers for just sitting during a meeting and not bothering to record anything in their notebooks.
The victims were Mwangi Kiunjuri, Peter Munya and Monica Juma during a trip to Namibia.