• An angry President told the Cabinet Secretary to his face and before his colleagues to stop the 'drama' or be ready to take responsibility.
• The President's bold scold at the CS signalled his latest no-nonsense approach to the streamlining of operations at ministries amid claims of graft.
President William Ruto on Tuesday used his 5th cabinet meeting at State House to openly rebuke a minister over squabbles at his ministry.
An angry President told the Cabinet Secretary to his face and before his colleagues to stop the 'drama' or be ready to take responsibility.
The President's bold scold at the CS signalled his latest no-nonsense approach to the streamlining of operations at ministries amid claims of graft.
The affected CS has seen his ministry rocked by a vicious internal war among top officials amid claims of sharp differences that could hurt government delivery.
The ministry is responsible for the delivery of strategic government services.
"It was a dressing down, nothing less," said a source within the cabinet who sought anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
The President was reportedly unhappy at squabbles and turf wars at the ministry yet the CS is supposed to provide leadership and steady the boat.
"It was clear from the President that it will no longer be business as usual going forward," the source added, noting that the president was visibly angry.
The President warned against infighting between CSs and their Principal Secretaries to develop synergy and avoid unnecessary squabbles.
A dispatch from the cabinet on Tuesday lifted the lid on the President's impatience with a stern warning on his cabinet over corruption and wastage.
The Head of State said his administration will emphasise integrity in the provision of services to Kenyans.
The President asked the Cabinet to honour their responsibility to the Constitution and the people.
He said corruption and wastage of resources will not be tolerated.