President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again distanced himself from leaders who are facing charges in court for economic crimes.

The Head of State issued a stern warning to such leaders reiterating that he will not be picking calls from the accused.

Uhuru was speaking at the St Francis of Assis Parish Church, Ruiru, Kiambu County on Sunday. His remarks follow the arrest of Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on Friday over corruption.

“Wakati ulikuwa unafanya mambo ya ufisadi, hukuwa na familia, hukuwa na jamii, uliiba peke yako, beba msalaba pekee yako.” he said.

This loosely translates to, (When you were engaging in graft, you were not with your family or community. You stole alone and therefore you should carry your own cross)

President Kenyatta did however note that every corruption suspect is innocent until proven guilty. He said that there are legal channels in the country that need to be followed in solving such cases.

Uhuru also called on Kenyans to join hands and shun corruption and corrupt leaders who are derailing the country’s development agenda.

He also cautioned leaders against politicizing the fight against corruption.

“We will not stop fighting corruption. This is not the responsibility of one or two individuals but the collective responsibility of each and everyone of us… all 47 million Kenyans,” the president said.