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.