Nairobi, KENYA: The Trade Union Congress TUC has scolded President Uhuru Kenyatta on the corrupt on-goings in his government, advising him to sack corrupt public officials.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Secretary General for TUC Wilson Sossion said that the Kenyan economy is suffering as a result of the corruption scandals that are being unearthed.
“Your Excellency, you should decisively and without fear deal with your government and cabinet officials. Where necessary reconstitute these organs. You need to remain with clean institutions that are made up of persons with high integrity. Mr. President drop every other business and attend to this issue,” said Sossion.
He added that the union wants the president to address the nation after every three months thereafter and give progress on the war against graft.
“Corruption is a sickness that has inflicted a lot of pain on all Kenyans,” Sossion remarked.
Sossion also called for all Parliamentary Accounts Committee findings in the investigations on corruption both from the 10th and 11th Parliaments, to be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions office headed by Keriako Tobiko.
“This will make way for Tobiko to prefer prosecutions against the culprits and lords of corruption,” said Sossion.
He asked for the heads of the Judiciary, Ethics and Anti-Corruption EACC, and the Criminal of Investigation Department to account to Kenyans and show the progress they have made in the war against graft.
“ Why do you sentence a mama mboga for 5 years in jail, because she was implicated for stealing two bags of maize and you leave someone alleged to be in one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country to go scot-free, then they reposition themselves to be governors,” Sossion lamented.
The TUC promised if this evil is not brought to an end, they would pull out workers from the public service and build alliances with institutions of social justice to protest for one month.
“Indicators show that in Kenya things work through pressure. We got a constitution through pressure. And so, what is wrong with 43 million Kenyans standing together to fight this war collectively,” Sossion concluded