HOW SERIOUS IS THE KENYA GOVERNMENT IN THE WAR ON CORRUPTION?
There are so few police officers on the streets collecting money from the public transporters, the Matatus. It is as though the few police officers on the streets are collecting money with a lot of fear. Not only that, there are so many cases of government officers who are accused of corruption than any other time in the history of Kenya. I am witnessing Many cases of senior executives in the Private sector and in the Government, who are currently in court facing charges on corruption.
There is also a lot of construction going in most parts of Nakuru where I am visiting now. It is impressive to see what is going on. I have never seen Kenya go this far in the war on corruption before. Anyone visiting Nakuru today will easily notice the positive changes which are currently taking place.
In the past there had been cosmetic wars on corruption to woe funding from the donor community, which never looked as extensive, aggressive and as broad as the one I am noticing today. But we must wait for a while to see whether the government is serious in the war on corruption, or whether this current war is aimed at soliciting funding. It is also very sad to see some communities including their leaders, who are rising high in defense of those from their community who are accused of corruption, thus preventing them from going to court to answer charges.
If such communities stop complaining that their people are being targeted when accused of corruption, Kenya will go far. I urge the Kenya government to continue in this war on corruption without rest.
Isaac Newton Kinity.