CJ Maraga speaks on corruption in Kenya after the NYS scandal
CJ speaks for the first time on corruption after the multi-billion NYS scandal
Maraga acknowledged that Kenyans in the diaspora are feeling frustrated by the runaway corruption in the country that has seen billions of public funds looted by corrupt individuals.
He also expressed confidence in President Uhuru Kenyatta, assuring the public that he believes that the president will live up to his word and deal with corruption decisively.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans that the government will deal with those involved in these vices and I believe him. That’s why I’m asking you not give up on your country. This is the time to be patriotic,” Maraga said.
The CJ was speaking at the launch of the Kenya Diaspora Conference held in Dallas, Texas on Friday where he urged Kenyans in the diaspora not to give up in the war against corruption.
He stated that reports of rampant corruption “sometimes easily lead to the false conclusion that Kenya is a failing and hopeless state” yet “Kenya is a country of enormous progress, promise and hope”.
He reiterated the commitment of the Judiciary to fighting corruption, noting that “the recent conviction of some formerly high ranking officials in the Nairobi County government is a clear manifestation of our resolve in the matter”.
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