In Summary
  • He said the Jubilee administration is keen on stamping out corruption.
  • Mr Munya said the politics of division will be addressed through a referendum by expanding the executive.
  • He said several stalled road projects in Meru will be speeded up and dams expanded to serve more people.

Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has hit out at opponents of the ongoing war on corruption, saying that those opposed to the arrests of senior government officials “are beneficiaries of graft”.

Mr Munya hit out at Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi after the legislator accused him of fixing those arrested over the Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal.

Speaking in Laare and Mailitatu in Meru on Sunday during his second day of development meetings, Mr Munya said he will not be cowed from backing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s war on corruption.

NOT SHAKEN

“The President is clear that corruption is the greatest impediment to development by the government. We will not be shaken by those opposing the war on graft. They should leave me alone; if someone is afraid, they should not clutch on me,” Mr Munya said.

He said the Jubilee administration is keen on stamping out corruption and divisions that have crippled government operations for long.

Mr Munya said the politics of division will be addressed through a referendum by expanding the executive to create room for more Kenyans.

“This is why those who bank on war and divisions to get votes are opposed to the handshake. But the era of politics of corruption and tribalism has come to an end,” he said.

STALLED PROJECTS

He said several stalled road projects in Meru will be speeded up and dams that were allocated little money expanded to serve more people.

“The president has declared war on corruption because this is what is stalling development. We have seen billions of shillings pumped into dams that do not exist. He cannot achieve the Big Four agenda with graft,” Mr Munya said.

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