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Chirchir, Hassan on the spot in the wake of Uhuru orders

26 March 2015, 18:30 William Korir

Nairobi - The comprehensive EACC report on corruption is yet to be made public but two names have immediately stood out president Uhuru Kenyatta ordered under probe public officials to quit.

The president made the announcement that public officials currently under probe by the EACC resign with immediate effect to huge cheers in parliament buildings Thursday afternoon during the State of the Nation Address.

The report will be made public in due course but already, two names have emerged from prior investigations by the EACC.

The two are Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC chairman Isack Hassan and Treasury CS David Chirchir.

Both were substantially named in the IEBC 'chicken gate scandal' and will be expected to step aside to allow investigations following the president's orders.

The two have previously been urged by Kenyans to resign over the scandal but have refused to as they claim that they are innocent so it will be interesting to see whether they will now take the move after the declaration by Uhuru.

Others too will be in the firing line, including those who are mentioned in the heated debate over the on-goings at Mumias Sugar, one which Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale is looking forward to.

" I await the report on Mumias Sugar with bated breath," he said of the order.  

Uhuru insisted that his government had grown tired of the continued stories of corrupt nature that had riddled his administration.

" I call on those implicated in the report to step aside and await and allow investigations on the matters go on uninterrupted," he said to claps and roars from MPs.

" Corruption is a cancer that has to be fought hard and my government is ready to fight it," he stated during his speech.

It is expected that other officials such as Defence PS Mutea Iringo will also have to step aside, having been mentioned in several corruption cases in the last few years.

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