12 Jun 2013

President Uhuru Kenyatta's warning to corrupt civil servants

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a stern warning to civil servants who engage in corruption saying their days are numbered.

“I am calling on all anti corruption agencies to step up surveillance in order to map out corrupt officers, systems are already in place to deal with these corrupt fellows,” said the President at a national leadership and intergrity conference in Nairobi.

“ Corruption and impunity are on the rise and are major hindrances to our progress and must be contained," he said adding that taming the vice would help wananchi get services adequately and speed up attainment of government's vision 2030.

"As we are all aware, there is a strong correlation between services and corruption. Indeed, corruption is prevalent where government services are in great demand by the people."

"To be effective in fighting corruption, therefore, I call upon anti-corruption agencies to map all key services that are demanded by wananchi on regular basis and to identify ministries and departments that are high up in the corruption index and where willingness to change is minimal."

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