#ListOfShame: Bold speech it was, but we are waiting to see prosecutions

Posted: March 27, 2015 in Politics/Current issues
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Image Courtesy of Editorial cartoonist Andula Victor

It has been labeled as one of the most bold speech the president has ever made. The president, during the state of the Nation address on Thursday announced a corruption purge that could see some of his Cabinet secretaries, governors and senators, step aside to pave the way for investigations.

In what is now being called the list of shame, all the 26 members of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, among other MPs, heads of parastatals and various principal secretaries.

Could this be one the the toughest decision the president has ever done in trying to fight corruption which has engulfed his government? Maybe yes, maybe not. Even after all that talk, what Kenyans are waiting to see is if indeed the leaders that have been mentioned in the list the President handed to the Speaker will indeed step down?

“Consequently, I hereby direct that all officials of the national and county governments that are adversely mentioned in this report, whether you are a Cabinet secretary, principal secretary, or chief executive of a state institution, to immediately step aside pending conclusion of the investigations of the allegations against them. I expect the other arms of government, namely the Legislature and the Judiciary, to do the same,” the president said, really speaking tough but until we see prosecutions then we going to take him seriously.

Apart from the common names that are already in public domain, Kenyans will still be waiting to see the full list on Tuesday next week when the names are going to come out.

Below is the full video of the presidents address courtesy of NTV

So who are these corrupt leaders in the List of shame?



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