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Gatundu South MP says war on corruption should not disrupt provision of services

The war on corruption has paralysed operations in government offices leading to delays in service delivery, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said.
The MP noted that many government workers have not been working fearing to be nabbed in the ongoing crackdown of individuals implicated in corruption.
Speaking on Sunday in Murang’a, the lawmaker said that as the institutions mandated to fight graft, operations in all government agencies should be allowed to proceed as Kenyans needs service.
“For the last seven months, no new power connection has been done in the country as people fear to sign tendering documents fearing the ongoing fight on graft,” said Kuria.
“I fully support the war on corruption but let those implicated on graft cases face full force of the law but this should not mean the government’s work stops,” he added.
Water, roads, and other major projects being done by the government have stopped and it’s like in every department, there is a criminal investigation officer trying to examine if there are corruption cases, he claimed.
“Not every civil servant is corrupt. DCI and DPP should do their work professionally to net the individuals who have embezzled funds meant for development,” said the lawmaker.
Meanwhile, the MP noted that the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga should bring development at the grassroots.
He said one year since the famous handshake, many Kenyans have not felt any impact of coming together of the two leaders.
“We want water, roads, good health services, improved education standards before we embrace the handshake,” he added saying what the handshake brought is calmness in some parts of the country.
The controversial lawmaker further said he would move to court to block the use of manual method in the expected national census.
Kuria castigated Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) for opting to use the manual way in the census.
He stressed that biometric method should be used so as to capture the real number of people since the manual method was prone to manipulation.
On Friday, KNBS announced that it would not use biometric method in census claiming that children under five years may be not counted as they have not developed their biometric features.
By Bernard Munyao

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