Kenya: Kindiki Defends Uhuru, Says War On Graft Serious

By Alex Njeru

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki has maintained that President Uhuru Kenyatta is passionately fighting corruption.

Addressing the media during Mt Kenya East Jubilee leaders meeting at Chuka University on Monday, Prof Kindiki said President Kenyatta has instructed all institutions that fight corruption to be provided with enough resources to enhance their performance.

He faulted the Opposition for alleging that President Kenyatta is acting discriminatively in corruption cases saying that he sent home six ‘best’ ministers after they were mentioned in corruption scandals.

“The six ministers had not been proven guilty but because Uhuru is serious in fighting corruption they had to leave office,” said Prof Kindiki.

He asked leaders including those from the Opposition to ‘faithfully’ join hands in fight against the vice to ensure that Kenya is corrupt free.

“There is no party that advises its members to get involved in corruption and the Opposition should cease from dragging party names but mention individuals,” he said.

Prof Kindiki noted that when Kenya was ranked on the top list of corruption countries in the world, the two coalitions were never mentioned but the country.

“Recently key leaders in Cord were alleged to have been involved in British American Tobacco (BAT) scandal and we never heard Raila (Cord leader Raila Odinga) and others shout as they are with the naming of two Jubilee members in National Youth Service scandal,” he said.

He added that a Cord governor has also been alleged to have bribed Supreme Court judge but Mr Odinga is saying nothing about it.

Prof Kindiki maintained that those alleged to have been involved in corruption should be given time for the law to take its due course before condemning them.

According to him, if the National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and the Senate Deputy Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen are found guilty of the allegations, the law should take its course.

Source: All Africa