How about we begin here. Joe Sang was compelled to leave. That is the plain truth. Up and down it’s been certain that board director John Ngumi was after Sang. It’s a well-known fact, considering the negative publicity supported in the media.
A wide range of purposeful publicity is levelled against Sang and we realize they were supported to depict him as a disappointment and unfit to convey.
This was intended to give Sang a terrible name before he was let go. They have succeeded — yet their day too is coming. The Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission and the DCI are examining. For what reason would they be able to not sit tight for the result?
It is high time President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Deputy President William Ruto disband the entire board that has subjected Kenya to unending boardroom wars. If Sang is culpable, the board too is culpable. It is unfortunate that no manager at the Kenya Pipeline Corporation has survived the maximum term because of witch-hunts based on fabrication.
I appeal to the appointing authority to reconstitute a new KPC board. Both the EACC and DCI should expedite investigations.
Every day it is becoming clearer that this so-called war on corruption is skewed towards one region. While I support the fight, I cannot be silent when things are done the wrong way. As Rift Valley leaders, we shall soon seek the attention of the President and the DP on this issue.
Within a short time, senior government officials from Rift Valley have been removed or fired on flimsy grounds. A fishing expedition for more appears underway. This madness should stop. We cannot have civil servants scared to work because of someone somewhere — who is unhappy with an official over a tender or personal issue — is manufacturing propaganda.
The war on corruption should not be politically motivated to target individuals or communities; it should reflect natural justice.
The Office of the President should step up and protect civil servants from witch-hunts and board members who put their personal interests above those of the public.