Raila: Uhuru doing too little to fight corruption


Raila: Uhuru doing too little to fight corruption
CORD Leader Raila Odinga

CORD leader Raila Odinga has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government of doing too little to fight corruption in the country, a matter he says is the root cause of insecurity among Kenyans.

Speaking in Mombasa County during an Iftar dinner organised by area senator Hassan Omar at Fort Jesus on Tuesday evening, Raila maintained that should the government fail to address corruption the country’s economy would soon be destroyed completely.

He further said that the security situation in country is in a bad state yet the greatest role of the government is to protect and safeguard the lives and property of its citizens.

He claimed that the main players in grand corruption are still in office because of lack of action on the president’s side.

The former prime minister also demanded that Deputy President William Ruto be investigated over millions of money he allegedly dishes out during public harambees, adding that nobody knows where he gets the cash.

At the same time, Raila faulted IEBC officials for going ahead to announce their strategic plan recently in Nairobi, adding that it was unconstitutional because political parties were not involved in the process.

On the other hand, Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, his Kwale counterpart Juma Boy, Nyali MP Hezron Awiti and Jomvu legislator Badi Twalib urged coast residents to turn up in large numbers and register as voters ahead of 2017 General Election.

The sentiments come just three days after the government said that its resolve to fight corruption would not be shaken.

Addressing the press on Sunday, State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said President Uhuru Kenyatta has shown commitment to ending graft by leading from the front.

He said that since his state of the national address in March, the government has made progress in the fight against corruption, saying he could not comment further since most of the cases are in court.

 

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