In Summary
  • Mr Githenya claims the state of corruption, theft and misuse of public funds has reached an alarming level.
  • He was allowed to file the petition as a pauper after he persuaded the court that he was a man with no means.
  • Mr Githenya has listed the Attorney-General Paul Kihara as the respondent in the case.

A Nakuru voter has moved to court seeking orders to compel president Uhuru Kenyatta to declare corruption a state of emergency.

Mr Gabriel Githenya Wakibia a resident of Ndundori area in Subukia Sub-County filed a petition before the High Court in Nakuru seeking interpretation of the law on State of Emergency in a bid to have the fight against corruption declared a national disaster.

In his petition filed on September 5, Mr Githenya claims the state of corruption, theft and misuse of public funds as well as other economic crimes in the country has reached an alarming level which is becoming a danger to the national cohesion.

PUBLIC INTEREST

He further argues that the same corruption which has led to the massive debts has impoverished majority of Kenyans who are unable to meet their basic rights and fundamental freedoms including food shelter as well as basic health.

“Drastic measures need to be applied to tame the rampant corruption, theft, misuse and waste of public funds and economic crimes which can only be enforced under state of emergency,” read part of the petition.

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