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I will not relent in fighting corruption even if it means losing friends—President Kenyatta



A file photo of president Uhuru Kenyatta. He has  vowed to continue with the war against corruption and impunity     (Courtesy)

NAIROBI—President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Sunday, vowed to continue with the war against corruption and impunity and urged the public to join in apprehending perpetrators.

Speaking during a church service at the Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen, the Head of State stated that he would not relent in his quest to conserve the environment and buildings found on road reserves and riparian land would be demolished.

He said the ongoing demolitions will not be stopped as they are part of his transformative agenda.

“It is difficult to stop, not because we love to destroy but because we must fight impunity,” president Kenyatta said.

In the past week, several houses and structure, some owned by influential people have been brought down because they were put up on riparian land.

“This must continue because it is part of the war against impunity. It does not matter who owns them or who they know in government,” he noted.

Uhuru also announced that officers who approved construction of the illegal buildings should be arrested and charged. Riparian land is public and it is illegal to build there.

The President maintained that he is ready to lose friends in his fight against corruption because the right things have to be done.

“Let us lose our friends and do what is right in the eyes of God. We shall gain other friends as we move forward. Let us create a society that respects and treasures hard work and integrity, a nation with a conscience,” Uhuru said.

“If we do not fight impunity, we will not achieve our goals. For the country to succeed we must fight corruption and impunity,” he added.

The President was accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto.



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