Statehouse operatives have trained their eyes on the immediate former Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General John Njiraini to take over from besieged Treasury CS Henry Rotich who is facing arrest.
The development has caused jitters between President Uhuru Kenyatta camp and that of his Deputy William Ruto who are lobbying for the post to be retained by a Kalenjin.
Apart from Njiraini President Uhuru camp has also put on standby Kenya’s ambassador to the US Robinson Githae in a bid to wrestle the powerful docket.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of Rotich among other top government officials over the multibillion shillings Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.
The top officials are Dr Susan Koech PS East Africa Community, David Kipchumba Kimosop MD Kerio Valley Development Authority, Kennedy Nyakundi (National Treasury), Titus Mureithi and Jackson Njau Kinyanjui.
Others are Inspector General of State Corporations Titus Muriithi, KVDA head of supply chain William Kipkemboi, Paul Serem (manager, engineering services), Francis Chepkonga , Samuel Kimutai , David Juma, Patrick Kiptoo, Elizabeth Kebenei and Esther Kiror of the tendering committee.
Members of the technical and financial committee Moses Kipchumba, Nelson Korir, Isaac Kiiru, Patrick Kipsang, Frederick Towett, Jotham Rutto, Charity Muui, Geoffrey Wahungu and David Ongare are to be arrested as well.