President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again reiterated that the graft war won’t falter and that anyone found culpable of corruption won’t be spared. Speaking to Kenyans living in Namibia at the Windhoek country club, he said anyone who wants to associate himself or herself with corruption will have to face the consequences, whether they are the President’s friend or foe, brother or sister, “You can be my brother, you can be my sister but you are an enemy of the Republic of Kenya and we will fight you,” he affirmed.
He said those who are looking for jobs and positions of authority to serve Kenyans shouldn’t do so with selfish and family interests, “If you seek a position of authority it must be on the basis of what you are going to do to serve your fellow man, not to serve yourself.” On a side note, the President’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook were deactivated on Friday morning shortly after he posted a tweet outlining his stand on corruption, that his brother, sister or closest political ally won’t be spared, no matter the tribe or status. State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita said they were pulled down after unauthorized access to the Head of State’s accounts and necessary remedial measures are being taken.
The war on graft is increasingly dividing the views of leaders, with some insisting that it is geared to bring down Deputy President William Ruto and his 2022 Presidential ambitions, despite calls to ensure it isn’t politicized.