President Kenyatta stares down corruption monster in second term

December 9, 2017 12:06 pm
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President Kenyatta waves at onlookers on Thursday while on the Thika Highway/PSCU

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – The government is set to enact legislation and take administrative measures to strengthen financial discipline in public institutions in both National and County levels.

President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that this will ensure public funds are well accounted for and Kenyans get efficient and effective service delivery.

In a statement placed in the local dailies, the head of state emphasised the crucial role accountable public service plays in achieving the objectives and aspirations of Vision 2030.

“A nation whose moral fibre is broken becomes a weak nation in all respects, we must reclaim a true sense of responsibility over our actions,” he stated.

He stated that corruption represses people, communities and nations at large as it attacks the value system of any society.

“The inadequacies we see in our education and health systems, in infrastructure and service delivery are reinforced by wrong individual choices small and large, committed across our country. It is therefore necessary for all of us, for the sake of our country to become champions of good governance and transparency in all our dealings,” he stated.

He was speaking as the world commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day set aside to focus on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

“This year’s theme, United Against Corruption captures my vision of how to progress our interventions. Indeed this fight is multifaceted and complicated and requires synergy among all. Preventing and fighting corruption must become every Kenyans business,” he said.

A joint global campaign has also been developed focusing on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.

According to the United Nations, Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.

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