I am ready to lose friends in the war against corruption, President Kenyatta.
NAIROBI, 12 August 2018, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today said he is ready to lose more friends in the current war against corruption.
The President said he had lost many friends over the last few weeks but vowed that the government will not relent until the battle to rid Kenya of corruption and impunity is won.
“I have lost close friends over the war on corruption. We must be ready to lose friends and do what is right in the eyes of God,” said President Kenyatta adding that the country stands on the threshold of transformation.
The Head of State spoke at the Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen, Nairobi where he joined thousands of worshippers for a Sunday service that also marked the beginning of a one week conference at the sanctuary.
President Kenyatta also revealed that he has been receiving calls to stop the ongoing demolition of buildings erected on riparian land in Nairobi but vowed the government will not relent in the current drive which demonstrates the government’s commitment to end impunity and restore the rule of law.
The Head of State said those making the calls to him were wondering how he could remain silent and watch buildings worth billions of shillings being brought down.
“We must fight impunity not because we want to destroy for the sake of it. If we do not fight impunity, we will not achieve our goals. For the country to succeed we must fight corruption and impunity,” said President Kenyatta.
The President who was joined by Deputy President William Ruto at the church service said the sustained war against graft is aimed at creating a conscientious nation that respects, treasures and values hard work and integrity.
“Let’s develop a nation that has a…
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