Politicians asked to stop politicizing war on corruption

Legislators allied to Deputy President, William Ruto camp have criticised fellow politicians who are politicising the ongoing war on corruption.

Led by Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen, the leaders said some of the lawmakers were going round the country trying to make political gains out of the fight on graft.

The majority leader said politicising the government’s effort of slaying the dragon of corruption could only do more harm than good

He said the government and opposition was united in the war, adding that there would be no sacred cows and anyone linked with corruption related cases should carry their own cross.

Speaking Sunday during a fundraiser in Muruguru Catholic Church, Nyeri, Murkomen said the ongoing war would in no way victimise innocent persons, but was only targeted towards those suspected to be involved.

On his part, Kikuyu MP, Kimani Ichung’wa who accompanied Murkomen said he was aware that some politicians had misinterpreted the ongoing war as a scheme meant to draw a wedge between political leaders and eventually bring a division in the country.

Elsewhere, Senate Speaker, Kithure Kindiki, said the ongoing war on corruption must be supported by all Kenyans as it posed a big threat to the achievement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big four agenda.

Speaking at a fundraiser at Othaya Catholic Church, Kindiki said corruption ought to be seen in terms of the damage it was doing to ordinary Kenyans in denying them essential services.

The money Kenyans are losing in corruption is not gotten from banks, but it is that which is meant to meet the needs of our people for instance provision of healthcare, said Kindiki.

He said anybody found culpable should be ready to carry their own cross and not invoke the name of the president or his deputy or even hide behind their tribe to subvert the war.

Laikipia Governor, Nderitu Mureithi, who was accompanying him, said no country could develop if enslaved by the cancer of corruption.

He said counties should also pick the pace in the fight by embracing far-reaching reforms to ensure corruption is completely eradicated in the country.

Othaya MP, Gichuki Mugambi on his part said the country was bleeding through these corrupt practices that are worse off than ‘cancer or even aids.’

He said fruits in the president big four agenda could not be realised in the current environment that led to millions of Kenyans being deprived of much needed social services and investments.

He said corruption must be dealt with firmly with no sympathy for its beneficiaries, adding that they were fully behind the president in this war.

Source: Kenya News Agency