Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader Governor Alfred Mutua has called on Chief Justice David Maraga to set time limits on graft cases.
The Machakos County boss, speaking outside his office Tuesday, said corruption cases should not take longer than two weeks from the time of indictment to conviction.
Mutua spoke after assenting the county’s Sh12 billion budget for the Fiscal year 2019/2020.
The county chief also urged President Kenyatta to put up systems in place to ensure taxpayers’ monies are not lost to corruption cartels in this financial year going forward.
“Most of the money eaten is from the national government and we have to stop it through systems and ensure the culprits are arrested and prosecuted,” Mutua said.
The governor also stated he will not tolerate any theft or wastage of public resources in his government.
“The budget is reasonable and people-driven, whose agenda is to accelerate development and provide quality services to Wananchi.
“I thank the Machakos County Assembly and its leadership, led by the Speaker Hon. Florence Mwangangi, for passing the budget and which will certainly enable my government initiate the much needed development projects,” said Mutua.
Adding, “I call for prudent use of all funds allocated and will not tolerate any theft or wastage of public resources.”