Top government officials have been reportedly cautioned against taking command from the deputy President William Ruto perceived by the Central government to be creating two centers of power.
The affected wings are the cabinet secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Parastatal bosses, County Commissioners, top police officers among others.
The government wants to have one center of power after intelligence briefings on the possible consequences associated with Ruto’s spirited move to create a parallel government.
Central government is being coordinated by Interior CS Fred Matiangi through his current position as the chairman of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.
The Committee has offices in all of the 47 counties in Kenya chaired by the respective County Commissioners.
The County Commissioners have been told to deal directly with Matiangi and not Ruto.
Current position is that the central government must clear Ruto to get security if he visits any county.
This explains embarrassing moment when Ruto visited to Nyeri to find that there were neither county commissioners nor security officers to receive him. The DP was also embarrassed recently during his Naukuru visit with no local security assigned to him
The deputy President who had presided over a function at African Independent Pentecostal Church was forced to rely on his security detail during the visit.