Monday August 26, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday issued a stern warning to those engaging in corruption and misappropriation of public resources.
Addressing mourners at the funeral of late benga maestro John De’Mathew, Uhuru said he was not suffering from the baggage of reelection, as his two-term presidential tenure was winding down.
"I will continue running after the thieves. I am telling them that I am not seeking reelection votes. So whoever will be found engaging in theft should know that he is not in a good place (Mikora nie gutengerania nayo. Nie diramera gutire kura diracaria. Kwoguo uria ureguirwo o hau amenye dare handu hega)," the President said.
His strong sentiments come amid an ongoing crackdown on high profile individuals suspected of engaging in corruption.
Among those facing corruption charges are governors, former governors, Cabinet Secretaries, and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of top government agencies.
The President's anti-corruption crusade appeared to intensify in his second and final term, depicting a Head of State unchained from the reelection baggage that experts say tend to dent the ability of President’s to fight corruption.
Political observers say that President Kenyatta is keen on dealing with corruption to shape his legacy as his term furiously winds down.
The Kenyan DAILY POST