• Ruto's warning came in the wake of a bungled Sh3.7 billion mosquito nets tender by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority, Kemsa.
• The President on Wednesday suspended 27 officials of various regulatory agencies in connection with the illegal release of unfit sugar in 2018.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has advised public servants to be wary of President William Ruto's warning shot on involvement in corruption.
The President on Friday said corruption will not be executed in the country under his watch and warned that no one, including his friends, will be spared should they be implicated.
His warning came in the wake of a bungled Sh3.7 billion mosquito nets tender by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority, Kemsa.
"The President has fired a warning shot to all public servants, barely 8 months since when he took office. This is a clear sign that he is serious with the issues of integrity, accountability, transparency and prudent utilisation of public resources within government," Mudavadi said.
Mudavadi spoke in Njoro, Nakuru County where he presided over the launch of school buses under the Njoro constituency, National Government Constituency Development Fund initiative and later led a tree planting exercise initiative at Egerton University.
He spoke moments after Ruto issued a warning that there will be no room in his government.
"Anyone who will be found guilty of corruption will face the wrath, I have told all my friends and those who are not my friends to work diligently," Ruto said in Swahili.
He spoke in Kandara in Murang'a during the funeral of Dagoreti south MP John Kiarie's father.
Mudavadi said irregularities in the award of mosquito nets at Kemsa and the release of sugar declared unfit for human consumption in 2018 are just but a few incidents under the government's radar.
The Prime CS said the incidents have alerted the government to be more vigilant in ensuring no coin from the public coffers is directed to a project, service or use without being accounted for.
“The President has clearly indicated he wants the running of his administration to be clear of corruption, misuse of public resources and tax-payers money. He wants to ensure that things are done right, and everything to go the right way," Mudavadi.
Ruto on Wednesday suspended 27 officials of various regulatory agencies in connection with the illegal release of unfit sugar in 2018.
They included Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) Managing Director Benard Njirani and other senior officials at the DCI, KRA, National Police Service and Agricultural Food Authority (AFA).
A day earlier, Ruto had sacked Health PS Josephine Mburu and the whole of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority board including its chair Daniel Rono over the mosquito scandal.
Mudavadi called on Kenyans to support the purge against corrupt public officials by being the government's eyes on the ground.
He said all citizens should play a proactive role at the individual level by helping unearth any mismanagement of public resources at the grassroots level.
"We should walk together in the fight against corruption and misuse of public resources where some public servants divert resources meant to benefit mwananchi towards satisfying their personal gains and interests. This must stop and it will stop under President Ruto’s leadership,” Mudavadi said.