I can’t fire LINTURI just like that - RUTO gives conditions to sack the embattled CS over the fake fertilizer scandal

Saturday July 6, 2024 - President William Ruto has revealed why he has not fired Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi despite his incompetence and corruption.

Speaking during an engagement with the youth on X Spaces, Ruto said he is waiting for real evidence of corruption before he can sack Linturi.

According to Ruto, he is ready to fire Linturi should he be found guilty over the fake fertiliser scandal. 

The Head of State reiterated that he does not condone corruption in his administration.

"When there is evidence gathered enough to have the Cabinet Minister of Agriculture to be guilty, I will fire him," he assured Kenyans.

Ruto added that there were already active cases in court for National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) officials who were implicated in the case.

"The Chief Executive Officer and several staff of NCPB are in court to answer for their involvement in the fertilizer scandal," he stated.

The Head of State clarified that whereas CS Linturi was accused by a section of Kenyans of playing part in the fertiliser scandal, he was never taken to court for the same. 

As such, Ruto remarked that the moment any of his Cabinet Secretaries will be taken to court, he will fire him or her immediately.


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