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Kenyans urged to be steadfast in war against corruption

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga Saturday led five legislators in calling on Kenyans to be steadfast in their support for the government’s resolve to fight corruption.

Raila said that something positive was coming out of the war that has of late seen several top government officials hauled before courts to answer to charges of corruption.

He was speaking at Madungu in Ugunja constituency during the burial of the late professor John Joseph Okumu. The deceased, a renowned political science scholar, was until his death the chairman of the Maasai Mara university council.

Raila, who was flanked by Siaya Senator James Orengo, MPs Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja), Samwel Atandi (Alego/Usonga), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem) and Fred Ouda (Kisumu Central), said the government, through the Building Bridges Initiative, was committed to giving Kenyans a good governance document and urged the public to prepare for a referendum in 2020.

“Referendum is coming next year and we shall come back to you as Kenyans to seek your opinion on the areas that need to be amended in the new constitution,” he said.

He said that the era that Kenyans have been yearning for where the rule of law is respected by both the government and the citizenry is soon coming hence the need for the citizens to be united.

Addressing the mourners, the legislators hailed the ongoing crackdown on corruption, adding that no one should be spared.

By Philip Onyango

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