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Uhuru’s Old Tactics Of War On Graft Will Not Work – Report

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A group of activists has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s mode of fighting corruption saying it is unlikely to work.

In a report released by Africa Center of Open Governance, the report says Uhuru is applying the tactics used by his predecessors in the fight against corruption that never worked.

The report says that the Goldenberg and the Anglo-leasing scandals remain monsters whose faces have never been unmasked.

“High profile arrests and indictments, aggressive repatriation attempts, re-vetting and suspending of procurement officers and revitalising and funding blue-ribbon multi-sectoral agencies have all been tried before and proven to be ineffectual,” the report stated.

The report further condemned state officers abusing their powers and facilitating corruption.

Speaking during the release of the report, Mr Wachira Maina a constitutional lawyer says that corruption cases; Goldenberg, Anglo-leasing and Eurobond never get resolved even though they never really died

“They are never meant to be resolved because resolving them would undo the ‘implicit transition bargain’ of Kenya politics that successors will not harm the interests of their predecessors. Yet these cases cannot be allowed to die because that would expose the big fishes involved,” said Maina.

The Auditor General Edward Ouko who was present during the release of the report suggested that every cent either for citizen or leader  should be monitored and recorded inorder to help fight corruption.

“We should mainstream asset recovery and lifestyle audit as part of the anti-corruption efforts.” said Ouko.

 

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