Uhuru Kenyatta has insisted that the aim of Statehouse Summits is to offer positive opportunities to engage different government officials and get clarification when it comes to the questions they have, with corruption taking center stage in the latest summit held in Nairobi. In the Statehouse summit, President Kenyatta insisted that his government has set up ways of tackling corruption, “I have done my part,” he said, “Which government in the country has set up measures and done more to fight corruption since independence?” he posed.
The Attorney General Githu Muigai said several bills have been drafted to help in the fight against corruption. He said there is the need to digitalize the court set ups, citing that the current set ups have brought up difficulties and hardships. He praised Kenya, saying it’s among the most transparent countries. He noted, though, that the public is losing patience with the war aginst corruption, and dramatic measures are being taken to deal with the vice.
The Inspector General Joseph Boinnet commended the police force for doing a good job in serving Kenyans. He was challenged, however, by one of the panelists, who had a complaint concerning the corruption vices he is forced to engage in because of the corrupt and demanding police on the roads. Another issue that was raised concerned the media, with the issue being that the media haven’t done their work as gatekeepers, but instead keep talking about the same issues over and over.