Civil society to stage protest against corruption in the country

Civil society to stage protest against corruption in the country

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Activists during a past demo. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Civil society organisations across the country have announced that they will stage a demonstration in the capital Nairobi on Wednesday this week; to express their anger over government’s failure to fight graft.

In a media briefing in Nairobi on Tuesday, Kenya Human Rights  Commission vice chair Davies Malombe said that the civil societies and Kenyans’ demonstration will kick off from freedom corner; to office of the president to present a petition concerning escalation of corruption cases in the country.

Transparency International Executive Director Samuel Kimeu and activist Boniface Mwangi accused president Uhuru Kenyatta for failing to address corruption head on; arguing that he has power to lower the heights of corruption in the country .

They also accused president Uhuru Kenyatta and other institutions which are tasked in fighting corruption for failing to execute their mandate leading to backlog of corruption cases in the country .

“The institutions tasked to deal with probe and deal with the said scandals have repeatedly sanctioned the same .”Malombe said

”The Jubilee regime four years in power is characterized by rampant reckless looting and misappropriation of state coffers.“He added.

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The civil societies expressed their concerns over corruption incidences in the Jubilee administration including NYS saga ,Chicken Gate scandal fraud tendering standard gauge railway and current 5 billion afya house scandal .