Tighten noose on corrupt top government officials- Kalonzo

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Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong (L) and Wiper Leader
Kalonzo Musyoka at a fundraiser in aid of the construction of
Kolait Catholic Church in Teso North Sub County on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Photo by Melechezedeck Ejakait, KNA.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa Sunday called on President Uhuru Kenyatta not to relent on the war against corruption.

The duo who spoke during a fundraiser at Kolait Catholic Church in Teso North Sub County on Sunday said corruption had hampered  Kenya’s development hence the President should now prove his
determination in dealing with it by ensuring all those implicated were punished regardless of their tribe or seniority in government.

“Unless the fight against corruption starts at the top, we may not achieve much as a country. This battle should not spare anyone.
Kenyans are watching and to those who think they are too senior to be prosecuted, I can assure you we are in support of the President in this fight and your days are numbered,” Kalonzo stated.

He added that both the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) head George Kinoti should be accorded adequate support in their pursuit of implicated top government officials.

Wamalwa echoed Kalonzo’s sentiments adding that corruption was a great impediment to development of any country hence it should be fought at all fronts.

“The President’s pronouncements indicate there is political good will in the fight against corruption. This time no one will run away from prosecution,” he said.

The duo’s appeal to the President comes just days after DCI detectives arrested Kenya Pipeline Company Managing Director Joe Sang and other top managers over corruption.

Other senior officials so far arrested and arraigned in court over mismanagement of public funds and abuse of office since President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term include former Kenya
Power Managing Director Ben Chumo, Company Secretary Beatrice Meso and General Manager Peter Mwichigi.

Others are former National Youth Service Director General Richard Ndubai as well as Public Service Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo Omollo.

Present during the fundraiser hosted by area legislator Oku Kaunya included Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong MPs Geoffrey Omuse (Teso South), Joshua Mbithi (Masinga) and Busia County Assembly
Speaker Bernard Wamalwa.

By Melechezedeck Ejakait

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