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“There is also an issue of unceremonious withdrawal and intimidation of staff via phone calls at midnight."

The government has declined to renew the contracts of two staff members working in former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office.

Addressing the media on Monday, June 10, former State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said Uhuru’s office is waiting for communication as to why they declined to renew her contract and that of Administrator George Kariuki.

“The office of the former President still awaits the confirmation and communication on why they blatantly refused to renew contracts of two professional staff members, Administrator George Kariuki and Director of Communication Kanze Dena Mararo,” Dena stated.

She also claimed that the government has been intimidating Uhuru’s staff via phone calls at night and some being removed from the former president’s office unceremoniously.

“There is also an issue of unceremonious withdrawal and intimidation of staff via phone calls at midnight,” Kanze claimed.

File image of Uhuru Kenyatta and President William Ruto. 

Further, she claimed that the government is yet to give Uhuru’s office a total of sh 1 billion budget allocation for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 financial years.

“The financial year 2023-2024 that ends in a few weeks the budget allocation for this office was sh 503 million. The year is ending without the office having any access to this money. The total amount for the two years that we have not have access is approximately sh1 billion,” Kanze added.

She noted that the salaries of the former President’s staff have been paid but the office does not know how much the total amount is.

“In the coming year 2024-2025 the budget allocation is sh579 million the office waits to see if this will be honored,” she remarked.

Additionally, Kanze accused State House of choosing verbal communication with the office of the fourth president and ignoring correspondence generated by Uhuru's office.