Government to crack whip on graft, Deputy President William Ruto says


Deputy President William Ruto has said the government will take action against corruption following a public outcry over the vice.

Mr Ruto said the government is committed to the fighting against corruption and will ensure “those found engaging in the vice are removed to pave (the) way for a transformational country that Kenyans would be proud of”.

“We have heard the concerns raised by Kenyans on the issue of corruption. President Uhuru Kenyatta and I will not let Kenyans down.

“We will ensure there is no corruption, theft and wastage of public resources,” he said.

Speaking in Kapsabet, Nandi County, on Sunday, the Deputy President said Kenyans have a right to demand accountability from their leaders.

“Kenyans have a right to demand accountability and service delivery from their leaders. Everybody must take responsibility for what he or she has been tasked to perform at both the national and county levels,” he added.

The Deputy President said institutions responsible for investigating corruption and wastage of public resources should act decisively.

“Institutions which have been given the mandate by the Constitution should take firm and decisive action against those found engaging in corruption, theft and misuse of public resources,” he said.

The Deputy President was addressing the faithful of the newly created Kapsabet Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Diocese at the Kapsabet High School grounds on Sunday.

Mr Ruto also asked Kenyans to help fight corruption at all levels.

“As citizens, we should not bribe a policeman or other civil servants for services because they are paid salaries to serve you. When you bribe them while looking for jobs you are participating in corruption,” he said.

He said those who fail to report those engaging in corruption “are not different from those perpetrating the vice”.

The Deputy President was accompanied by Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat, MPs Elijah Lagat (Chesumei), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Nandi County Woman Representative Zipporah Kering