Punishment for Corruption Must be Enforced
Those involved in corrupt dealings should be punished and efforts be made to recover stolen resources. Speaking on Citizen TV on 21st May 2018 over the NYS Scandal, Transparency International Kenya Executive Director Samuel Kimeu said that it was unfortunate that the country is being looted in a way that has not seen before. He noted that it was now time for firm action to be taken against the culprits.
“I think individuals stepping aside is too little too late. We should have people being fired.”said Mr. Kimeu.
He added that there was no point of people stepping aside only to come back into positions of power.
Kenyans have expressed anger and frustration over new revelations of loss of money at the NYS. Some of the responses during the Citizen TV interview are highlighted below.
- Tony Nasirembe @nasirembe2010 “Kenyans are tired of corruption. It does not help the image of our country and it limits our creativity and innovation potential.”
- Sheila Masinde @SheiMasinde One of the key lessons from recent
#NYSscandal Is importance of transparency in beneficial ownership given that one person seemingly transacted using related identities & several companies.
Irũngũ Houghton @irunguhoughton “Fatigue is no answer to
#corruptionKE We have to use the laws + systems to fight corruption.” @SamuelKimeu @TIKenya Indeed, either we are part of the solution or we become part of the problem.
Nairobi-A village masquerading as a city @riet9t9 We need action now. We can longer keep lamenting over the same institution , same crime.