The Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission, EACC has warned
Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju and his Kanu counterpart Nick Salat against engaging in politics while still serving as State Officers.
In a letter from EACC to the two individuals, EACC warned that they risk losing their positions for dabbling in politics and public service.
In a move aimed restoring sanity in public service, EACC has now asked Tuju and Salat to relinquish one of their positions or face the sack.
If EACC makes good its threat, Tuju faces imminent sacking as a Cabinet Secretary without portfolio while Salat will lose his Chairmanship at a state parastatal.
The EACC has also warned other State Officers and public servants who may be engaging in politics that it will not hesitate to crack the whip.
Besides being Jubilee Secretary General, Raphael was also co-opted into the cabinet as Cabinet Secretary without portfolio.
He sits and participates in all Cabinet meetings with his role being to ensure that Jubilee Agenda is pushed in cabinet.
Salat on the other hand, was recently appointed as chairman of the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC).
EACC in its warning now wants Tuju and Salat to immediately cease engaging in political activities saying they compromise their offices.
EACC raised the red flag over the duos involvement in politics and urged them to quit forthwith as as their involvement contravene Article 77 (2) of the Constitution.
“The Commission advises that any public officer who could be currently holding an office in a political party is in violation of the law and liable to the applicable sanctions, including actions within their respective institutional codes of conduct and ethics,” EACC warned vide a memo dated October 1.
EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak revealed that the agency is also investigating other State and Public officers apart from two for flouting the laws with their active engagement in active politics.
EACC warning comes against the backdrop of heightened political activities by Tuju and Salat in their quest to stop DP Ruto from succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The duo have been on an overdrive engaging in Political activities and have not shied away from showing their disdain for DP Ruto.
Recently, Tuju purpoted to ban Ruto from Jubilee HQs and threatened to deregister him as a Jubilee party member.
Although President Uhuru Kenyatta has been very vocal warning his deputy William Ruto and other state officers against engaging in early campaigns, Tuju has on several occasions engaged in politics in blatant disregard of Uhuru’s directive.