The Governor of kirinyaga county HE Anne Waiguru has set the record straight in fight against corruption, “I totally agree with most of the sentiments expressed by Kenyans on social media on the ills bedevilling the country, and believe it’s imperative that the pertinent issues raised be addressed forthwith.
It’s an inescapable fact that corruption has stilled development and adversely crippled our economy; and that is why we should all support the ongoing efforts to fight this scourge.
Public funds MUST be used prudently to benefit the people and not line the pockets of a few individuals.
As we engage in the broader discourse on how to rid our nation of corruption, however, let us do so within the confines of the law and base our arguments on facts and empirical evidence and NOT hearsay, propaganda and innuendo which only assists in hiding the true purveyors of this deadly scourge.
This MUST NOT be another game of chicken, or a ploy to mudsling targeted individuals, or a public gambit meant to settle political scores or make profits by reckless slander. Neither should it be used by those corrupt to decoy or cover their guilt by tarnishing others.
This MUST be an honest, heart-to-heart discussion meant to end corruption once and for all and place Kenya on the straight and narrow!
On my part I have used the lessons learnt in my season as CS Devolution and Planning, where some took advantage of weak systems to misuse public funds to guide my management of Kirinyaga County.
“No wonder we were ranked 3rd best county by Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) with regard to best practice in procurement & compliance with the law.