The government should devote itself in fighting graft so as to benefit Kenyans with social justice.
The central government has been further urged to implement all strategies that will tame tribalism among Kenyans and political leaders in a bid to unite the nation.
Human Rights Agenda-HURIA Executive director Yusuf Lule Mwatsefu said that graft has curtailed efforts of ensuring social justice for all and the government should empower all institution in charge of fighting graft to oversea the fight.
He said graft has tainted the image of the country, denying Kenyans the opportunity to directly benefit from their resources.
Lule said that the country has faced major challenges following perennial graft cases that have seen the government losing billions of shillings.
“As human rights defenders we want to see real actions against all those implicated in corruption, we should not massage this issue,” noted Mr. Lule.
He said that most corruption cases among them Goldenberg scandal, Maize, imports, NYS scandal among many others have not been amicably resolved.
“We marked the World day for social justice on Wednesday but we had very little to celebrate, as a country we are marred by corruption that has for years denied Kenyans social justice,” he noted.
He also urged government institutions tasked to fight graft to zeroin to the county governments which are also experiencing massive corruption.
Lule said that County leaders have turned to be greedy only aiming at misusing county resource for self gains.
He has also challenged the Building Bridges Initiative-BBI to focus on uniting Kenyans and as well tame tribal ethnicity in the country.
He said that tribalism has also become a major obstacle in attaining social justice in the country.
“Before it accomplishes its mandate BBI taskforce should come up with ways of taming tribalism in the country, it has denied Kenyans the benefits they deserve from the central government,” noted Mr. Lule.