BIG 4 Agenda a pipe dream if Uhuru doesn’t win war against corruption – Kabogo, Wainaina.

Ex-Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina on Thursday during the burial of the late David Njuguna Wanjiku at Kimorori village, Kenol in Murang’a County.
Two Kiambu leaders have warned that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s BIG 4 Agenda will be just a pipe dream if he does not nip the wanton corruption in the bud.

Ex-Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina said that Kenya was a very good country which was now in danger of being destroyed by greedy individuals who were stealing from public coffers at every available opportunities.

The duo were speaking on Thursday during the burial of the late David Njuguna Wanjiku at Kimorori village, Kenol in Murang’a County. The Late Njuguna was a member of the Thika MP’s security detail.

They recommended very harsh penalties against anyone one found guilty of graft as a way to deter others from indulging in the vice.

“He (Uhuru) only has two years to do this (win war against corruption) because as we approach 2021, the political temperatures will start to rise and it will be very difficult for him to beat graft in such an environment. We must also extend this fight to counties corruption is also rampant thus jeopardising the real reason why Kenyans opted for devolved system of government,” said Kabogo.

On his part, Wainaina urged the president to be very ruthless with graft suspects, suggesting that Kenya goes the East Asia way where extreme punishments were meted against all those found guilty of corruption.

He called on all state officers mentioned in graft to step aside as they used their continued stay in office to interfere with evidence against them as well as intimidating their juniors not to testify against them.

“Our constitution is very clear on the integrity of all state officers. If one is mentioned in corruption, they should immediately step aside to allow investigators dig into any evidence against them. And in case they don’t, the president should crack the whip and eject them from office,” said Wainaina.
The duo also weighed in on the ongoing constitutional amendments debate with Kabogo saying that it was all irrelevant if at all it did not zero in with development of this country.

“The current debate on constitutional changes is irrelevant without development of the people,” he said

Wainaina took a swipe at the high wage bill in the country which he said that if unchecked, it might end up overwhelming the country in a few years to come.

“The country is operating on a wage bill of about 50% of its budget which is rather too high. It is rather uneconomical to run a rather bloated government which consumes all its resources on recurrent expenditure. That is why I am suggesting constitutional amendments that will do away with the 47 counties and instead run with about 14 regional governments that are economically viable,” explained the Thika legislator.

He also suggested for the scrapping of all nominated seats both in the national and devolved units saying that they added no value to Kenyans. 

He instead proposed the creation of elective posts to cater for special needs and youth where qualified persons vied for the same thus making them answerable to the electorate unlike in the current system where nominated MPs and MCAs never represent anyone other than their own interests and those of the people that nominated them into government.
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