Nandi MP Alfred Keter has called for the resignation of President Uhuru Kenyatta for allegedly failing to tame corruption in government.
The Jubilee legislator called on the Head of State to take responsibility for the runaway corruption in the country and vacate office to pave way for new elections.
“The Jubilee government has increased money lost through corruption from Sh300 billion to Sh600 billion every year,” said Keter.
“If President Kenyatta cannot fight corruption he should step aside to allow another Kenyan to lead.”
He cautioned Luhya leaders against joining Jubilee saying they should resist attempts to lure them into government through corrupt money.
He said few individuals have been benefitting from the government at the expense of the majority, calling for a total cleanup of the entire system.
“Under Jubilee, Kenya is losing Sh1.8 billion on a daily basis. These corrupt people should be sacked for our country to be corruption-free.”
Keter was speaking during the burial of Maurice Said, a School principal who was laid to rest at his home in Matunda, Kakamega County.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has on several instances expressed willingness to fight corruption in the country with his tabling of the famous ‘list of shame’ last March eliciting praise from several quarters.
The list, prepared by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), included names of several elected leaders, parastal heads and Cabinet ministers linked to corruption.
Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu, Felix Koskei (Agriculture), Michael Kamau (Transport), Davis Chirchir (Energy) and Kazungu Kambi (Labour) were dismissed from the cabinet over the allegations, despite the commission clearing some of them.
Jubilee also lost Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru in the same year, who resigned following allegations of corruption at the National Youth Service (NYS) and the loss of Sh791 million through fraudulent transactions.
In her resignation, Waiguru said the fight against corruption had turned into a political witch-hunt targeting her personal values and her family.
She stated that she had resorted to vacating office over health concerns following advice from her doctor.