Leaders directing their energies on perfecting their corruption skills
22 September 2015, 10:19
Narok - Former Presidential candidate, Prof James ole Kiyiapi has called upon elected leaders to be accountable to Kenyans in a bid to enhance proper management of resources.
Kiyiapi also asked the leaders to be transparent on how they spend both the national and county budget allocations saying lack of accountability has brought down key institutions in the country.
Speaking to the News24 Monday, he alleged that most leaders are directing their energies on perfecting their corruption skills for their own selfish gains.
The Restore and Rebuild Kenya Party leader observed that though the Jubilee Government had focused on strengthening devolution, some County bosses had failed the leadership test by devolving corruption.
“It is very sad that most County bosses have concentrated on petty politics and ripping their counties off resources,” said Kiyiapi.
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He urged elected leaders to apply servant leadership skills and deliver their promises to wananchi.
The professor said it was unfair for politicians to play politics all year round at the expense of Kenyans who continue to lack essential services.
“Most of us leaders are keen on covering our corrupt deals and not helping the common mwananchi better their living,” he lamented, noting that Kenyans need development and not empty talk.
Though he refused to disclose whether he would vie for the Presidency come 2017, he said Kenya needs leaders who will help end corruption.
Kiyiapi, who had served in public service in different capacity before joining politics in 2013, reiterated that Kenyans ought to benefit from devolution.
“We Kenyans must keep watch. Let us be keen to ensure that devolution is for the benefit of all and not for a few select,” said Kiyiapi.
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