Uhuru ticks the right boxes in fight against corruption
12 June 2015, 13:13
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has handed the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC more time to prosecute the 'List of Shame'.
The president had initially given the EACC 60 days to prosecute the list of 175 individuals linked to corruption in the Public Service.
But speaking after EACC CEO Walakhe Waqo paid him a visit to hand over a progress report on the ongoing investigations, Uhuru said that the Commision will be given all the time in the world to ensure corrupt individuals are hounded out of government.
" The Commision has done a sterling job in dealing with cases of corruption and the government will give it as much support as possibly can," he said.
He also insisted that the fact that the government had handed the Commision funds in the 2015 budget was an indication that there was seriousness in the war on corruption.
" You have seen in the budget allocation that we are serious and we will continue to do more and more," he added.
Of the 175 public officials under investigation, cabinet secretaries Felix Koskei (Agriculture), Michael Kamau (Transport) and Davis Chirchir (Energy) are the latest ones to have been cleared by both the EACC.
Kamau though has already been taken to court over a road design mishap in 2008, while MPs Alfred Keter and Sonia Birdi have also been charged in court for various offences.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has also been cleared while three allegations against Narok Governor Samuel Tunai are still being investigated.
The DPP received recommendations for the prosecution of suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu over the 134-acre Karen land saga on Thursday.
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