Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has called on politicians not to ethicize the fight against corruption.
Speaking to Daily Active Kenya, Kabogo accuses some politicians of playing theatrically with ethnic bloc by stealing the public money and later claim their community is being targeted in the fight against corruption.
He said that the government agencies will deal with cartels who are stealing public money as individuals but not as a community noting a thief is a thief irrespective of the region he/she hails.
Kabogo warned public servants of trying to ethicize the fight noting they will be in for a rude shock as no one will sympathize with them. He states that the government isn’t targeting any community but fighting cartels stealing and misusing public funds.
“If you are stealing public money, kindly be ready to handle the consequences as an individual as involving the community won’t help, the government isn’t targeting any community in the fight but corrupt individuals, you stole alone and thus you should be ready to carry your cross alone without tagging the community,”,” Kabogo said.
The former governor states that the politicians have developed the tendency of tagging the community by saying they targeted whenever their kin/colleague is caught stealing the public money.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has set his eyes on the Judiciary, ODPP, and CID to tackle the corruption cases which may derail the implementation of the Big Four Agenda.
Kabogo has called on Kenyans to support president Uhuru on his fight against corruption for betterment of the society.
“Let support president Uhuru on the fight against corruption and we should not let politicians divide us along the ethnic line for their selfish gain,”Kabogo said.
The former governor was reacting to Kalenjin MPs who on Saturday, March 9, led by Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono who told Uhuru to leave the controversial multi-billion Kimwarer and Arrow dams’ projects out of his differences with the DP and not to sack finance minister Henry Rotich over multi-billion dams’ scandal.
Its reported Rotich went against the advice of the Attorney General and signed off the deal with an Italian company that is now facing collapse.
The rift valley legislators said it was unacceptable for Uhuru to try to settle political scores with Ruto by demonizing development projects in the area.
Kabogo states that the demand by the MPs is ridiculous as a criminal will always be handled as a criminal but not a community.
“This is ridiculous. Criminals are criminals, Kikuyu, Kalenjin or otherwise. Please consult your criminal lawyers to advise you accordingly. Shame on you, ”Kabogo said.