What we should do to win war against cor­rup­tion in Kenya

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

No doubt cor­rup­tion has been talked about for many years. I was at the uni­ver­sity when the IMF and World Bank sus­pended aid to Kenya due to cor­rup­tion. Twenty years later, the same sub­ject dom­i­nates the head­lines The war on graft can­not be won if one, gov­ern­ment po­si­tions keep go­ing to the same in­di­vid­u­als who have ei­ther pre­vi­ously been ac­cused of graft or their fam­ily mem­bers. Sec­ond, we don’t tighten the laws that have been made to tackle cor­rup­tion, given there have been a lot of tech­nol­ogy changes. Third, cor­rup­tion sus­pects re­main in­no­cent un­til proven guilty. If it re­mains so, there is no im­me­di­ate ret­ri­bu­tion. These sus­pects move from one of­fice to an­other to per­pet­u­ate the same mal­prac­tices. Fourth, the Pres­i­dent doesn’t stamp his author­ity on the war on graft. Some of these ap­point­ments are in­di­rect ways to raise funds for the in­cum­bent’s next elec­tion cam­paign.

KYALE CHARLES Ki­tui county

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