Kenyans have been urged to avoid voting for corrupt leaders. Every Kenyan has also been urged by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to join hands in the fight against corruption.
The commission’s commissioner, Dr Dabar Abdi Maalim challenged Kenyans to help the commission by reporting all corruption cases as well as not engaging in corruption.
Speaking at a two-day workshop in Marsabit County, Dr Dabar was saddened by the fact that Kenyans vote corrupt people into leadership positions and then blame the commission for not carrying out its duties as required.
He said that the citizens fail when they vote for people who are known to be corrupt because these are the same people who are supposed to be custodians of public funds. The end result is embezzled public funds and crying citizens.
He therefore urged the people to ensure that those voted into power have clean records.
Dr Dabar was answering questions as to why the commission allows corrupt people to vie for leadership positions in the coming general elections.
However, the commissioner said that they are investigating a number of contestants. He added that the EACC has already recommended that some politicians be barred from vying for leadership positions while other cases are still under investigations before recommendation are forwarded to IEBC and the officer of public prosecutions for action to be taken against corrupt politicians.