I would have resigned myself, says Uhuru
01 April 2015, 15:13
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he would have resigned himself if he would have been on the EACC list of shame.
The president says that he would have tabled the report if named in it as president and if he was a junior official, he would also have stepped aside to allow investigations.
" I would have stepped aside immediately if my name was in the report," he said to laughter and cheers.
He called on Governors to step aside and let investigations take their course, saying that they must follow example set by other public officials.
" They must step aside and allow investigations. I cannot fire people until they are proven guilty and no one is asking them to quit, but to step aside and let the law take its course, he said.
The president was speaking during the launch of the Diaspora Investment Conference at the Windsor Golf and Country Club in Nairobi.
He added that there was need to ensure that the country regained its posture as a nation that breeds trust, openness and efficiency.
The dossier containing the names of leaders implicated in corruption was tabled on Tuesday at the Senate.
The report implicates 13 governors, two senators, 61 MPs, 5 Cabinet Secretaries Several permanent secretaries, parastatal and corporation heads in corruption scandals.
report was tabled by Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki Tuesday who has
called on governors implicated in the dossier to step aside.
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