Activists threaten to hold mass anti-graft protest ahead of citizens countrywide protest


Mombasa,KENYA:Human rights activists in Mombasa have threatened to call for countrywide demonstrations should the government fail to tackle  what they term as rampant corruption in the country.

The activists who were  speaking on Friday at the Muslim for Human rights offices in Nyali , Mombasa say they are horrified by the level of corruption in the country.

The MUHURI executive director, Hassan Abdille    has called on government bodies to provide the necessary support to the director of public prosecutions  so as to aid successful Conviction of suspects implicated in graft.

“There must be commitment from the executive , the two houses of parliament ,national assembly and the senate , the governors and the county assemblies .If all this offices do not act on the menace of corruption we will marshall and mobilize all Kenyans to demand for good governance through persistent mass peaceful assemblies and demonstrations in the country” Abdille said.

The rights group was referring to recent scandals in which millions are said to have been lost at the National youth service  another scandal at the National cereals and produce board, cartels are said conspired with workers at the board to supply maize in bulk thereby cutting off the real suppliers who are poor farmers.

Earlier in the day, National Youth Service (NYS) boss Richard Ndubai , Public service  and youth affairs public secretary Lillian Mbogo Omollo and 22 others  were remanded by a Nairobi court  for a week pending their bail hearing next week for their alleged involvement in the loss of sh 468 million .

However  other activists groups  have already called for countrywide demonstrations on Thursday  to demand tough penalties against those  found culpable of committing corruption related offences .

Here in Mombasa, a section of  Mombasa residents are expected to march from Uhuru gardens to the governor’s office next to treasury square  to demand tough penalties for those found misappropriating public funds.