Nyeri MP proposes corruption be treated as a capital offence

The Nyeri Town MP, Ngunjiri Wambugu has promised to table a motion in Parliament that seeks to have corruption treated as a capital offence with culprits facing death or life imprisonment.

Ngunjiri claimed that the vice thrived in the country due to lack of stringent measures to curb it and regretted that corrupt individuals often ended up being given prime jobs by the government.

Corruption should be treated as murder, robbery with violence or kidnap in order to have the culprits get life jail sentence or death penalty, he stressed.

He was speaking on Sunday during a fundraiser for Micha Catholic Church in his constituency in which Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mwangi Kiunjuri was the Chief Guest.

Ngunjiri also called for the disbandment of the Ethic and Anticorruption Commission (EACC), saying the organ had failed in its mandate to end corruption.

EACC commissioners enjoy a security of tenure and therefore feel not under any pressure to bring corruption culprits to book, he claimed.

We cannot have corruption suspects being treated with kid gloves yet they are looting the economy of funds the government borrows from external sources for instance the Eurobond money, he said.

The vocal MP regretted the recent unearthing of corrupt deals at the National Youth Service and the maize scandal, adding that the same had brought into dispute the country’s efforts to fight graft.

The CS on the other hand steered clear of the graft debate and assured Kenyans that the government would continue offering them quality services.

Recently a section of Jubilee MPs mostly drawn from the Rift valley called for resignation of the CS after the maize scandal came into limelight.

Source: Kenya News Agency