Anti corruption crusade has been stepped up with activists demanding nothing less than sacking of all implicated Cabinet Secretaries and other state officers involved in economic crimes.
Conveying their anger and dissatisfaction by how the government is marred by corruption, activists have been protesting the current embezzlement of public funds with a message, “Beyond Zero Corruption”.
The anti-graft campaign targets firing, arresting and prosecution of Cabinet Secretaries and state officers implicated in economic crimes.
Muslims for Human Rights – MUHURI Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma has been taking part in the anti-corruption campaign being conducted in Nairobi every Wednesday by the ‘Kenyan of Goodwill’.
Auma said the fight against corruption will be won if the nation is united against it.
He said religious leaders are integral in ending corruption.
Others who have joined the anti-graft campaign are ‘Kenya Tuitakayo Movement’, Justice Centers around Nairobi and beyond and various CSOs.
Interreligious Council of Kenya Executive director Francis Kuria said they were provoking religious institutions to stand up against corruption. He said some accepted proceeds of crime.
“Corruption is the biggest impediment to our development. It eats to the core,” he said.
Kuria said some corrupt leaders are sanitizing graft proceeds through donations to churches urging church leaders to reject such donations.
Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti said Sh21 billion was lost in Kimwarer and Arror multipurpose dams project where Treasury CS Henry Rotich is implicated.
Tourism’s Najib Balala is also caught up in another controversial Sh100 million tender.
Last Saturday, banners bearing the image of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were placed at major roads within and outside Nairobi CBD.
They carried the massage ‘The face of corruption’, however they were pulled down by police.