Uhuru urged to deal with corruption in gov’t
Legislators allied to the Jubilee Coalition have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to deal decisively with government officials who are implicated in corruption.
The legislators, led by Senate Majority leader Kithure Kindiki, said that the country is facing a crisis of corruption and embezzlement of public funds, adding that tough decisions have to be made to tame the vice.
Speaking at a fundraiser at Ishiara in Mbeere North Sub County, Kindiki said that they fully support the move by the president to suspend his cabinet secretaries implicated in corruption but reiterated the need to do more to root out corruption.
“The law must deal with the corrupt, whether they are in the national or county governments, and whether they are in CORD or Jubilee,” he said.
The Tharaka-Nithi senator pointed out that Kenyans suffer in poverty at the expense of a few individuals who have enriched themselves with taxpayers’ money, noting that stringent measures must be put in place to curb corruption.
In his address at the same event, Runyenjes Member of Parliament Cecily Mbarire said that all accounting officers both in national and county governments whose offices have been mentioned in the auditor general’s report must take responsibility and return public money.
“We are very concerned about the auditor general report. We want both the national and county governments to interrogate it and every coin that has been lost should be returned,” said Mbarire.
She said that the senate has an oversight role and must reign in on governors who have continued to misuse public money aimed at transforming the living standards of Kenyans.
Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua called on the national government to come out and clear its name over claims of financial misappropriation in several ministries evidenced in the auditor general’s report.
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