Nairobi, May 25 -- President William Ruto has read the riot act to top government officials, warning that they will lose their jobs and take personal responsibility if caught up in corruption scandals.

In a circular dated May 23 and addressed to all Cabinet secretaries, the Attorney-General, government accounting officers, chairpersons of State enterprises and all chief executive officers, the President said he would not tolerate graft in government.

"In line with the President's proclamation, it is hereby reiterated that those responsible for the management of public resources will be held personally accountable for any loss or misuse of resources," reads part of the circular issued by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei.

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