Former Gatanga Member of Parliament, Peter Kenneth has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to make the fight against corruption the “fifth agenda” after the big four.
Kenneth said for the country to develop and for the “big four” economic agenda to be achieved, corruption must be dealt with decisively.
Speaking on Sunday during a funds drive he presided over in Kaptinga, Kapseret Sub County in Uasin Gishu, Kenneth said every Kenyan must support the president and his deputy William Rutto in the fight against corruption for the four key pillars — manufacturing, universal healthcare, affordable housing, and food security to be achieved.
Sh. 12.7million was raised during the fundraiser attended by more than 12 members of parliament and senators from Rift Valley and Central Kenya.
“The President has hinged his legacy on the achievement of the big four, but I am asking him to make the fight against corruption his fifth agenda. We cannot develop our country if unscrupulous people are allowed to corruptly import goods to paralyze our manufacturing sector”, he said.
He also called for the law to be amended for those involved in corruption to be locked up until their cases are determined.
“If we want to legitimately fight corruption, the law must be amended so that those who are involved in the vice remain in custody until their cases are concluded”.
He further called on Kenyans to support President Kenyatta and his deputy as they implement their development agenda.
“To move our country forward, we have no choice but help the president and his deputy because they are currently our captains”, said Kenneth.
Kenneth said he was ready to join leaders who want to genuinely build Kenya, including Deputy President, William Rutto.
“I have known Ruto from far, he has been my friend not because he is the deputy president, he is my age mate”.
The MPs from Central region who attended the function included Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Jayne Kihara (Naivasha), Irungu Kang’ata (Senator, Murang’a), Kindiki Kithure (Senator, Tharaka Nithi) while those from Rift valley were led by Senator Kipchumba Murkomen (ElgeyoMarakwet), MPs, Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu), Janet Sitienei (Turbo), Swarrup Mishra (Kesses) Wilson Kogo (Chesumei) and Caleb Kositany (Soy constituency).
Others included nominated Senator Millicent Omanga and East Africa legislative Assembly, EALA MP, Florence Jematia Sergon.
By Kiptanui Cherono