President Uhuru Kenyatta should relinquish power if he cannot curb corruption.
‘Kenyans of Goodwill’ lobby has asked the President to either mercilessly fight graft or resign.
Human rights activists under the umbrella ‘Kenyans of Goodwill’ have vowed to picket at the freedom corner in Nairobi every Wednesday until the President takes action against all those implicated in graft.
The lobby called for sacking of two Cabinet Secretaries Najib Balala of Tourism and Treasury CS Henry Rotich of Treasury since their Ministries have been named in mega scandals.
Led by ‘Kenyans of Good will’ Acting Chair Elias Ngugi and former presidential candidate Muthiora Kariara the group vowed to picket outside Uhuru’s office every Wednesday until Balala, Rotich and other implicated state officers are fired.
“We have seen heads of states in other continent resigning because of corruption. We should follow suit as a country, the President should act now,” said Mr. Kariara.
Muslims for Human Rights Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma who participated in the Friday protests demanded the recovery of public money from the assets of those enriched through corruption.
Auma urged the Public Procurement Oversight Authority to publish companies and directors blacklisted for engaging in economic crimes.
“Those convicted should be immediately and permanently barred from holding public offices or do business with the government,” he said.
Mr. Ngugi said corruption should be declared a national disaster, he blamed the judiciary and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for failing in their mandate.
He said Uhuru’s empty threats hurt and has forced citizens to take action demanding for their rights.
Ngugi said all those being probed should not benefit from government appointments.