Criticism as Uhuru hosts anti-corruption summit at State House
18 October 2016, 19:54
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta is hosting the anti corruption and governance summit at State House on the back of criticism over the event.
State House on Tuesday morning hosted the governance and accountability summit to highlight achievements made in
the war against corruption in the last four years.
The summit will be attended by top officials from all Arms of
Government as well as the harshest critics of the government on
It will be a forum for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to
explain to Kenyans what it has done to fight corruption in the wake of
accusations that it is only targeting lowly ranked government officials
-including junior police officers.
Among the agencies that will attend the forum include the Presidency
and Executive, the Judiciary, Parliament, AG’s office, DPP and other
independent commissions and agencies.
Every agency will be expected to explain to Kenyans what it has done to tackle the subject of corruption wherever it may be. However, there has been criticism from the opposition over the summits.
CORD leader Raila Odinga calls it a waste of resources.
" We can classify it as a waste of resources seeing as there is nothing to be achieved there," he told News24.
More conventions, according to spokesperson Manoah Esipisu will be hosted at State House in Nairobi include
one on governance and accountability, which will be followed by one on
innovations and ICT on October 31.
“We certainly look forward to hosting a summit here on the grounds of State Lodge Kisumu in the near future,” he said.
the President has invited opposition members as well as activists to the summit.
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