Githongo and Ndii did wrong to miss anti-graft Sum­mit

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Well-known econ­o­mist David Ndii and former Gov­er­nance PS John Githongo gave the State House sum­mit on Cor­rup­tion and Ac­count­abil­ity a wide berth. It was re­ported that Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta had in­vited them to of­fer their sug­ges­tions on how to win war on cor­rup­tion. The Pres­i­dent him­self reg­is­tered his dis­plea­sure with their ab­sence, say­ing he couldn’t un­der­stand why they failed to honour the in­vi­ta­tion. He said it would have been a good fo­rum for them to raise their con­cerns, which they have widely writ­ten on in the news­pa­pers. A few days ago, Githongo was quoted say­ing this is the most cor­rupt ad­min­is­tra­tion in postIn­de­pen­dence Kenya. Crit­ics play a very im­por­tant role in gov­er­nance. How­ever, any crit­i­cism that does not of­fer sug­ges­tions or so­lu­tions can’t achieve any­thing mean­ing­ful. Githongo and Ndii lost a golden op­por­tu­nity to push their fight against graft

JOE MIRINGU Eger­ton Univer­sity

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