Laikipia Woman Representative and a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cate Waruguru is calling for the resignation of the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe over the Covid-19 fund scandal.
Waruguru has said that Kagwe had disrespected President Kenyatta by entertaining the scandal of Covid-19 funds and irregular supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) under his watch.
She reminded Kagwe through a video, how President Uhuru had warned him against corruption and politics during his swearing-in ceremony.
“On the day of swearing-in of Health Cs Mutahi Kagwe, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned him of corruption in the Ministry of Health. He also warned him of politicking but work to help President Uhuru’s Big Four Agendas,” Waruguru recounted.
She further noted that the graft of the Covid-19 fund is a total disrespect to the President and Millions of Kenyans who are affected by this coronavirus pandemic.
“If ‘Waziri Wa Corona’ can dare embezzle the corona donations, then this is a disrespect to the President of the Republic who entrusted him with the health portfolio, and a disrespect to the millions of people in Kenya affected by the pandemic,” Waruguru lamented.
Waruguru stated that Kagwe should also be treated just like former CS for Treasury, Henry Rotich, and called for his resignation to pave way for investigation.
“There is no sacred cow. Just like CS Henry Rotich, CS Mutahi Kagwe and PS Susan Mochache should take their political responsibility and resign for further investigation,” she added.
It has been noted that the calls for the resignation of CS Kagwe has majorly come from DP Ruto’s ally and Waruguru has become the first person from President Uhuru’s ally to call for his resignation.