Uhuru announces when he will undergo lifestyle audit

Uhuru says next phase of lifestyle audit starts with him

President Uhuru Kenyatta

All senior officers in the three arms of government will undergo a lifestyle audit once the procurement and accounting departments in government are completed.

Speaking during the two-day National Anti-Corruption Conference taking place at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, President Kenyatta apologized since the process had lagged behind.

"I apologize this has taken much longer than expected but I do commit that we will fast track this and after we're done with the procurement officers we will move to the senior government officers," President Kenyatta said.

"We will start with myself and senior government means everyone in the arms of government... hata nyinyi mjipange," he added.

Discussing corruption

This comes after the government announced that the next cohort of officers to be vetted had been identified.

However, during the last vetting, the State did not say how many failed the test or had been referred to another level.

President Kenyatta went to the meeting accompanied by leaders including Deputy President William Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.

Speakers at the meeting gave reports on the vice, discussing subjects including what constitutes corruption and ways in which the public and authorities can cooperate in order to tame it.

The Head of State announced his commitment to not appoint people who have graft cases in court until they are cleared.

Also at the conference was outgoing US ambassador Robert Godec, who reiterated his country's support for Kenya in the fight against corruption.

Mr Godec said the US will continue to help Kenya seize and return stolen assets back to the country for the public good.

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