Lie detector tests for gov’t officials as war on corruption goes high-tech
President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared that all procurement and accounting heads in government undergo lie detector tests during fresh vetting.
The president, speaking during the 55th Madaraka Day celebrations in Kinoru stadium in Meru, ordered for fresh vetting for those in charge of purchases and book keeping within the next 30 days.
“All heads of procurement and accounts in government ministries, departments, agencies and parastatals will undergo fresh vetting including polygraph testing to determine their integrity and suitability,” said Mr. Kenyatta.
The president, while ordering that the process be done within the next 30 days, said those who fail the vetting will be fired.
“Those who shall fail vetting, will stand suspended. I expect this exercise to be concluded before the start of the new financial year 2018/2019,” he said.
President Kenyatta, who has been blamed for what his critics have said is his laxity in fighting corruption said that the war on the vice will be sustained.
“In the coming days, you will hear of other tougher actions that will be taken by my government. We must have an honest country to protect our liberty and be able to use it to build a glittering African nation,” he said.
The Head of State expressed his delight and satisfaction on the arrest of senior state officials implicated in mega corruption scandals saying that they have no place in his administration.
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