Act now to end corruption in government

By: EVANS MONG’ARE

The stunning revelation of the misappropriation of billions of shillings by various government departments should be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action taken against the offenders.

Every so often, such reports have been left to gather dust on the shelves, leaving the culprits free to steal public funds again.

If the Jubilee government is serious about fighting graft, this is the right time to take some action.

It really beats logic that even the Judiciary is also implicated in such scams.

As we await action to be taken by the government, the revelations should not be politicised as has been the case in the past.

Coming so soon after President Obama’s call for the government to eliminate corruption and President Uhuru’s pledge to purge the civil service of the vice, some deterrent action would be welcome.