NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 8 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said anyone involved in graft should be ready to carry their own cross when State machinery led by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions comes after them.
In his latest warning to corrupt officials on Sunday, President Kenyatta said the Government would spare no efforts in the recovery of resources stolen from Kenyans through corrupt schemes.
He assured the country of his solid commitment to the on-going fight against corruption and asked leaders to stop politicizing the war on graft.
“Please let us not politicize the war on corruption. When an individual is stealing public resources, he doesn’t do so on behalf of his family or community. Therefore, anyone who is implicated should carry their own cross,” the President said.
He urged Kenyans to join hands and fighting corruption which he said is the greatest impediment to the country’s growth.
“As a nation which observes the rule of law, we should allow our institutions mandated to deal with corruption to do their work independently and ensure all suspects are treated equally,” said the President.
President Kenyatta said as a country which adheres to the rule of law, all institutions mandated to lead the war on graft will not be interfered with and that everyone will be presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
The Head of State spoke when he joined the Catholic faithful for a Sunday Mass in Ruiru.