We will recover all stolen money, Uhuru declares


President Kenyatta on Sunday, December 31 advised 545, 700 candidates, who did not qualify for university admission, to ...
President Kenyatta at a past event.

In Summary

  • Speaking on Wednesday, the president assured Kenyans that all resources that have been misappropriated would be returned and re-channeled towards improving lives and steering development in the country.
  • Kenyatta cautioned Kenyans to stop using tribal sentiments to defend individuals caught in the web of corruption.
  • “There will be no mercy for the thieves. Their days are numbered. They will be prosecuted and jailed,” said the President.

President Uhuru Kenyatta says the government will spare no efforts to recover all resources stolen from Kenyans through corruption  schemes.

Speaking on Wednesday, the president assured Kenyans that all resources that have been misappropriated would be returned and re-channeled towards improving lives and steering development in the country.

“Kenyan tax must go back to Kenyans through programmes which will enhance living standard of Kenyans,” said Kenyatta when he launched the issuance of title deeds for Nairobi residents at Jacaranda Grounds, Embakasi East , Nairobi.

The Head of State said all those who have been involved in corruption scandals must face justice.

“There will be no mercy for the thieves. Their days are numbered. They will be prosecuted and jailed,” said the President.

Kenyatta cautioned Kenyans to stop using tribal sentiments to defend individuals caught in the web of corruption, adding that all corrupt Kenyans must be identified as  individuals irrespective of the tribes they came from.

“I do not want to hear anybody defending those caught in corrupt dealings. A thief is a thief irrespective of the tribe he/she comes from,” said the President.

“Anyone who holds government position and steals public fund must face the law. Am saying today that I don’t want to see corruption culprits being defended by anyone especially those ones using tribal politics.”

Several government agencies are currently under scrutiny over claims of theft of public funds, with the National Youth Service being the highlight after a whopping Ksh.9 billion was reported to have been stolen from the youth agency through fraudulent procurement deals.

At least 54 suspects including NYS Director General Richard Ndubai and Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo-Omolo are facing several corruption charges over the scandal at NYS.

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