President Kenyatta maintains tough anti-graft stance

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President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the official opening of the US-Kenya Trade Conference at UN Complex in Gigiri, Nairobi. PHOTO/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the official opening of the US-Kenya Trade Conference at UN Complex in Gigiri, Nairobi. PHOTO/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has maintained his tough stance against corruption, saying that if his brother Muhoho Kenyatta is found guilty of corruption, then action must be taken against him. This comes after his brother’s name emerged in the contraband sugar saga, after Aldai MP Cornelius Serem pinpointed before the joint Agriculture and Trade Committee on Tuesday that Muhoho Kenyatta was involved with illicit importation of sugar into the country, sentiments that were quickly refuted by Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri on Wednesday.

Speaking during the official opening of the US-Kenya Trade Conference at the UN complex at Gigiri, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said that the fight against corruption will be go on, adding that it’s not a tussle between him and corrupt people, but against the vice itself, “This is not a fight between me and them, it’s a fight against a vice that denies our people jobs. It is a fight against a vice that denies our people essential services.”

He outlined that the private sector can’t thrive in an environment that is full of corruption and lauded all partners who’ve joined the war against graft including the US government. He further urged Kenyans to be confident with the institutions tasked with leading the crackdown on corruption, “I have full confidence in the agencies that we have to do the right job,” said the President.