More corrupt gov’t officials to be arrested, says Uhuru


President Uhuru Kenyatta

In Summary

  • The president, at the same time, urged the Judiciary to help in the war on corruption by "ensuring that the frivolous and obstructive use of the court system to avoid responsibility will not be allowed."
  • Kenyatta also called on Kenyans to help fight corruption calling on those with information that could help put the corrupt behind bars to blow the whistle.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has 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.

“I am glad that arrests of senior officials have been made. There are more on the way. I want officials, particularly senior ones, who are directly implicated in corruption to have no place in my administration and for them to go to jail,” said President Kenyatta.

The president, at the same time, urged the Judiciary to help in the war on corruption by “ensuring that the frivolous and obstructive use of the court system to avoid responsibility will not be allowed.”

Speaking while presiding over the 55th Madaraka Day Celebrations at Kinoru Stadium in Meru County, Mr Kenyatta noted that Kenyans have in the past been denied critical public services and development because of the vice.

The Head of State however read the riot act to those engaging in corruption in public service pledging to fight until it’s eliminated in our systems.

The president says he expects the multi-agency team tasked to investigate and arrest corrupt government officials to ensure the war is won.

“The DPP, the Police, and other institutions in the multi-agency team against corruption are new and on the move. They are making decisive steps to build strong cases for the prosecution of corrupt officials and their work will bear fruit when the Judiciary responds by ensuring that the frivolous and obstructive use of the court system to avoid responsibility will not be allowed,” he added.

President Kenyatta also called on Kenyans to help fight corruption calling on those with information that could help put the corrupt behind bars to blow the whistle.

“Your resolve to withdraw respect and deny and honour to those guilty will be the most powerful blow to preventing this vice. We must have a more honest country to protect our liberty and be able to use it to build a glittering African nation,” said President Kenyatta.

Kenyatta’s sentiments follow the arrests of 39 suspects linked with the loss of Ksh.8 billion at the National Youth Service.

National Youth Service (NYS) Public Service and Youth Principal Secretary Lilian Omollo and the NYS Director General Richard Ndubai are among those behind bars awaiting bail hearing and ruling set for Tuesday.

The two are facing several charges including conspiracy to commit an offence of economic crime and abuse of office.

If found guilty, the suspects could face decades of jail time,millions of shillings in fines alongside other penalties.

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