KENYAN LAWYERS URGED TO JOIN GOVT IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

Deputy President William Ruto has urged the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and lawyers to partner the government in the fight against corruption as it is a collective responsibility which requires the effort of all professionals to contain the vice.

Most of the corruption cases reported in the country were being perpetuated by professionals such as lawyers, engineers, auditors, and accountants, among others, he said when addressing members of the LSK at Diani, near here, Thursday.

“We have robbers using guns to steal from Kenyans while we have professionals using pen and paper to steal from Kenyans in equal measure. Such activities are not done by people who are fools, but professionals,” said Ruto.

Saying the government was doing its part in the fight against corruption, he urged professionals in various fields to do the same.

He added that laws on procurement, which had been the biggest source of corruption, had been changed to ensure accounting officers take responsibility for any mismanagement.

Ruto also said the government had allocated sufficient resources to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to fight corruption. “We have deployed 95 additional prosecutors to DPP to enhance its work,” said Ruto.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK