Kenya’s President Kenyatta vows unrelenting war on graft despite losing friends

The President says the recent war on corruption has cost him friends

Speaking during a church service in Nairobi, Mr Kenyatta vowed to fight impunity which he said prevents the country from achieving its dreams.

“Over the last few weeks I have lost so many friends. I have received many calls being asked ‘how can you sit and just watch all this destruction going on. You must stop it.’

But i said, it is difficult to stop, not because we love to destroy but because we must fight impunity,” he said.

His comments come on the back of ongoing demolitions by national environment watchdog, Nema, to reclaim occupied wetlands in Nairobi.

Riparian land

The government has earmarked 4,000 buildings for demolition because they sit on riparian land, public utility plots and road reserves.

"If we fail to fight impunity we will not achieve our dreams.A time has come for us to fight impunity, a time has come for every Kenyan to realise no matter how powerful you think you or how much money you have, that will not save you," Mr Kenyatta said.

On Thursday, the head-of-state said the government will not only continue demolishing structures lying on riparian lands, but will also go after public officers who sanctioned the illegal constructions.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Rashid Abdalla's kids interrupt Citizen TV bulletin to wish him happy birthday [Video]

Rashid Abdalla's kids interrupt Citizen TV bulletin to wish him happy birthday [Video]

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, adds extra $915 million to his vast wealth in Q1 2022

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, adds extra $915 million to his vast wealth in Q1 2022

Zuchu forced to apologize to fans after viral video raised eyebrows

Zuchu forced to apologize to fans after viral video raised eyebrows

Willy Paul wins against Diana Marua in court

Willy Paul wins against Diana Marua in court