ALARM: Former President Daniel arap Moi unveils the plaque for the new Kapsabet AIC Station in Nandi yesterday.
Corruption is getting out of hand, says moi
RETIRED President Daniel Moi yesterday broke his long silence, warned that corruption was getting out of hand and urged Kenyans to help the government to wage the war on graft.
Speaking at a church service at Kapsabet, Moi said corruption was undermining service delivery in government and it should not be condoned anywhere.
“Ongen ole chorset ko kiy ne ya . . . amwochini Christianik tugul kotoret serikali kotar kii ya (You know corruption is bad . . . I am appealing to all Christians to help the government eliminate this bad thing)”, said Moi.
Moi, who has kept off active politics and has been spending a lot of his time at his Kabarak home, urged all Kenyans, especially public servants, to help fight corruption.
“If you are senior government anywhere, please help in stopping this bad thing that is giving the government a bad image,” Moi added.
He stayed off the Kericho by-election campaign politics, saying Sunday was meant for prayers.
Moi’s son Gideon, the Senator for Baringo, is leading an onslaught against Deputy President William Ruto in today’s Kericho by-election for the senatorial seat.
In November last year, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared corruption a national security threat and ordered private companies to sign an approved code of conduct to transact business with government.
Two weeks ago while on a state visit to Israel, President Kenyatta said Kenyans were “experienced in stealing and perpetrating other crimes”.
Kenyans, according to the President, were also abusers and promoted tribalism.
Kenyatta has been accused of failing to do enough to curb corruption, especially in government institutions, where billions in taxpayer money have been stolen.
Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration has been hit by a series of scandals since 2013, one of the most infamous ones being the National Youth Service scam.
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