Corruption in the country’s immigration department and an underfunded intelligence service is to blame for the increasing insecurity in the country, this is according to Budalangi member of parliament (MP) Ababu Namwamba.
Speaking in Busia on Saturday during a fund drive to aid youth groups and Busia football club, Namwamba said corruption in government’s institutions has hampered war on terrorism.
Namwamba called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate proper measures that will combat the norm.
Namwamba stated that dangerous weapons are entering the country’s borders facilitated by corruption in the police force and the officials working at the immigration department.
Namwamba called on President Kenyatta to heavily invest in the country’s intelligence service to enable them detect risks and threats and prevent them before they cause loss of human lives.
Namwamba expressed his dissatisfaction with the trend taken by the members of county assemblies across the country to impeach governors saying although the county assemblies are supposed to play a critical role of oversight; they should help governors perform their duties.
He expressed fears that the impeachment trend will thwart development at the grassroots and urged the two levels (executive and legislature) at the counties to work in harmony.
By Maureen Murimi