KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait’s electricity and water minister resigned on Monday a day after he indirectly accused some lawmakers of accepting bribes to grill him. The cabinet promptly accepted the resignation of Abdulaziz al-Ibraheem, who also held the public works ministry, a statement quoted State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah al-Sabah as saying. The statement gave no reason for the resignation, only saying that State Minister for Housing Affairs Yasser Abdul was appointed acting minister in the portfolios vacated by Ibraheem.

The move however comes a day after Ibraheem was asked by a reporter to comment on a tweet that claimed some lawmakers were paid up to 350,000 dinars ($1.17 million) to question him. “That’s because we fight corruption,” said Ibraheem, a long-serving senior employee at the ministry of electricity and water before he was promoted to lead the department in 2012. That was followed by a statement on Sunday night in which he reiterated his resolve to continue fighting corruption.