The pop up of scandals is beginning to sound like a familiar hit song which will be continuously be played from clubs to matatus on a daily. But with this emergence of scandals which involve billions popping up may seem the fight on corruption is getting on track but where are the results?
The war on corruption has been scaled up in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s second term but more and more scandals keep cropping up by the day, the latest being the Ksh63 billion dam scandal involving Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) officials who cannot account for the money set aside to solve the perennial water shortage in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Analysis of the auditor general’s annual reports shows that Kenya loses Ksh1 trillion to corruption annually, which translates into Ksh6 trillion for the entirety of the Jubilee Administration’s time in office.
President Kenyatta is on record criticizing members of his cabinet over below par performance, some of whom have been implicated in mega scandals and are currently under investigation over different sets of scams.