Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has dismissed the government’s fight against corruption terming it a mere gimmick intended to delude Kenyans.
Dr Aukot criticised the drive by Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji in fight against graft as a ploy aimed at displaying a ‘non-existent commitment’ to fight corruption.
“The purported fight against corruption is a plastic one and in essence a futile public relations exercise that the government is engaging Kenyans in.
“The DPP has been taking Kenyans for a ride as none of the corruption cases he has instigated has borne fruit. He does not seem to have a concrete intent to fight the vice,” said Dr Aukot, while speaking the party’s headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday.
Dr Aukot also threw cold water at the Building Bridges Initiative born out of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
He said there is a lack of discipline in the country’s leadership hence the uncivil way the country’s different political factions are constantly confronting each other.
“We cannot be building bridges with the rest of Kenyans, when our leaders themselves keep burning any existing bridges especially when using foul language and make mean utterances in public or even in their private quarters, towards each other” he said.
The one-time presidential aspirant criticised leaders propagating a constitutional change for what they call ‘inclusivity’, terming their move a strategy to create latitude for accommodating themselves in leadership.
“If we are serious about making 2019 the year of prosperity for every Kenyan, we must begin by rejecting dishonest politics being played out by a few individuals in the pretext of inclusivity. Let us similarly reject any attempts to amend the constitution to accommodate them,” he said, in allusion to his party’s focus on the Punguza Mizigo constitutional change, which he says will benefit the country.
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