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Kenyan Courts Begin Tough Action Against Corrupt Leaders

Courts in Kenya have begun cracking the whip on leaders that have acquired property that is beyond their financial means.

For example Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has been charged over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of property worth Rwf 480 million.

However, when Arama appeared before the Nairobi Chief Magistrate, he denied the charges.

Other charges levied against the politician include knowingly misleading an investigator and obtaining registration of land by false pretence.

At the beginning of this month, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised more tough action on the corrupt.

Uhuru is very angry with some members of his team that have deeply swindled public funds.

Some officials have been implicated in looting of funds at the National Youth Service and were arrested and charged. The net also roped in directors of companies that received the tenders running into millions of dollars.

President Uhuru is concerned that in many instances, crooks were being treated as heroes.

“We know of teachers who impregnate students. Preachers who swindle their flocks. Lawyers who defraud clients. Architects building houses using shortcuts, leading to collapse of such buildings. Doctors giving false diagnoses to increase their fees.”


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