Central Imenti MP Kirima Nguchine has called on Kenyans to pray harder, considering that many government officials in the Kenya Kwanza regime are experienced thieves of public resources.
Speaking to his constituents on Friday at a function in Mbwinjeru, Hon. Nguchine expressed his concerns about the appointment of individuals with serious corruption cases from previous regimes into President William Ruto’s administration.
“Most of the Kenya Kwanza Government Officials had serious corruption cases in the previous regime. These cases were withdrawn by the DPP, but we are carefully watching their steps.” he says.
In his address, Nguchine urged the public to pray for President Ruto and the government, stating that taxes and other public funds are at risk due to the presence of individuals with a history of high-profile corruption cases.
According to Nguchine, these corrupt individuals might not hesitate to dip their fingers into the public coffers once again.
“Without mincing words, these same people may end up stealing everything including the NSSF, NHIF and Housing Levy. If we do not pray hard, we will have zero development from this regime.” says Hon. Nguchine.
Nguchine won the Central Imenti MP seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, a Party led by President William Ruto.
Since President Ruto assumed office in September of last year, there have been several instances where corruption cases against powerful individuals in government have collapsed, and charges against officials in state corporations have been dropped.
These developments have sparked criticism and concern among Kenyans.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has severally defended the withdrawal of the high-profile corruption cases, explaining that there were various reasons behind such decisions. However, his actions have faced backlash from citizens who believe that justice is not being served adequately.
The public outcry prompted Transparency International (TI) Kenya to strip Mr. Noordin Haji of the Leadership Integrity Award.
The decision to withdraw charges against individuals accused of corruption raises questions about the government’s commitment to the anti-corruption campaign, which was a key promise of President Ruto during his election campaign.
In recent weeks, there has been a heated public debate surrounding the proposed 2023/2024 budget.
Many Kenyans have expressed their concerns about the government’s decision to increase taxes while the cost of living continues to rise.
Citizens argue that instead of burdening them with additional taxes, the government should focus on tackling corruption and reducing wastage of public resources.
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