Kenya keen to fight graft: Uhuru
20 February 2014, 12:31
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta says that the country is keen and eager to fight corruption and says his administration welcomes any help from external sources.
He further believes that the menace can be dealt with conclusively and says that his government is putting in place measures to deal with graft.
The president was speaking at State House in Nairobi after meeting the Transparency International (TI) chairperson Huguette Labelle.
During deliberations, president Kenyatta said that the government will meet twice a year with TI representatives to check on the progress of ensuring that transparency prevails in government.
" Eradication of corruption is a key part of the Jubilee government's agenda and we have already taken steps to ensure that we are corruption free, he said.
According to the President, the Attorney General, the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions will hold meetings with TI on Kenya's progress in the fight against corruption.
On her part, Labelle praised Kenya for embracing a new constitution that highlighted the need for transparency and oppenness in government.
" It is with pleasure that I say that Kenya has tried its very best in the last three years to put in place measures that ensure transparency, first and foremost by having a new constitution in place, she said.
She further welcomed the move by the president to have senior government officials meet with TI personnel, calling it a ground breaking move.
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