Crack the whip on corrupt Gov’t officials, DP tells Uhuru
The Democratic Party (DP) of Kenya has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of being lenient in the fight against corruption, saying that the Head of State has just been engaging in public relations.
Party Secretary General Jacob Haji said the President and Deputy President William Ruto promised Kenyans that they would stamp out the vice when they took office, but they have failed to deliver on that promise.
Citing the corruption scandals that have made headlines in recent times, Haji said Jubilee’s term in office has seen a rise in graft.
The DP leaders said President Uhuru should borrow a leaf from his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli, pointing out that the East African Head of State has walked the talk on matters corruption.
He spoke in Nyeri town while accompanied by party leader Joseph Munyao and Chairman Esau Kioni during opening of the party’s office.
Munyao observed that, for the President to be seen standing against corruption he must ensure senior government officials including Cabinet Secretaries and parastatal heads implicated in graft cases are jailed.
Munyao said Kenyans want to see people in jail for misappropriating and embezzling their resources, warning that wananchi will judge the President harshly if he fails to act.
Urging President Kenyatta to act quickly on the matter, Munyao said that every one year of bad governance takes the country back ten years. He further urged Chief Justice David Maraga to expedite hearing of anti-corruption cases.
The party officials claimed there were cartels blocking anti-corruption war in the country.
However, Kieni MP Kanini Kega defended the Jubilee government stating that it is the only one that has shown seriousness in fight against the vice. Kega pointed out that already President Kenyatta has sacked five CSs and PSs over corruption.
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