MACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 3 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has told President Uhuru Kenyatta that his war against corruption will only gain traction once the big fish are arrested and indicted on graft charges.
Mutua urged the Head of State not to succumb to blackmail from corrupt leaders who claimed their tribes were being targeted in the graft war, yet they stole as individuals and not on their community’s behalf.
The Machakos County Governor was speaking at Masii High School in Mwala sub-county during the launch of Huduma Namba.
Mutua added that perpetrators of corruption should be left to carry their own cross as the beneficiaries were their wives and children.
Governor’s Kivutha Kibwana and Charity Ngilu, Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, MPs and other leaders were also present.
Mutua said majority of Kenyans were fully behind the President’s anti-corruption crusade adding that he should not relent or bow to pressure from highly placed graft cartels.
He also urged the president to ensure that lifestyle audits of top governmental officials continues as the exercise had slowed down since it started couple of months ago.