Govt’s War on Corruption is Plastic, Ekuru Aukot Says

January 9, 2019

The government’s fight against corruption is a gimmick intended to hoodwink Kenyans, Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has stated.

Dr Aukot faulted the drive by Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, describing it as “plastic” 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

The one-time presidential aspirant also threw cold water on the Building Bridges Initiative by Pres. Uhuru and Raila.

He said there is a lack of discipline in the country’s leadership hence the constant confrontations by the country’s different political factions.

“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.

“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 the self-appointed tribal lords,” he said.

Dr Aukot also chastised 2022 succession politics terming it immature as the government is yet to fulfill most of its pre-election pledges to Kenyans.

“I challenge the President and Mr Odinga, as well as the emerging political camp rooting for the Deputy President to be civil to each other and Kenyans who hold contrary opinions to their personal pacts.

“What we are witnessing is not the Kenya we should be nurturing this year going forward,” he said.

Ekuru Aukot was speaking at the Thirdway Alliance Party headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday.

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