After a two day serious corruption battle that has marred the treasury, President Uhuru Kenyatta will replace the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.
Rotich is facing corruption charges and according to the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Hajj, the evidence gathered is enough to pin down Rotich.
Together with his Principal Secretary Kamau Thuge, Rotich is accused of inflating the amount of construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County two dams to a whooping 63 billion shillings from the initial charges of 43 billion shillings.
According to the DPP, the evidence gathered outside and in the country is adequate to ensure the 28 individuals and companies contracted into executing the two dams are put behind bars.
Hajj categorically stated the fight against graft in the country may result into heated political battle and his office is ready to tackle such situation.
After releasing Rotich and Thuge on sh. 50 million bond or sh. 15 million cash bail the two were ordered not to approach their offices or if they needed to do so then they must be accompanied by an investigation Officer.
By such developments, President Uhuru has no choice but to name new Cabinet Secretary immediately.
Ministry of Finance as strong it is should be fully operational at any time, but who is the suitable candidate?
As usual, Interior Cabinet Secretary has been Uhuru’s favourite, however managing two strong dockets that of finance and security may prove to be a challenge.
Uhuru may pick ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru or Raphael Tuju who is a CS without specific docket on acting capacity.