Maraga Urges Kenyans in Diaspora to Be Patient With Uhuru

Chief Justice David Maraga is currently in the United States and while speaking during the Kenya Diaspora Conference, he told Kenyans to be patient with President Uhuru Kenyatta as he is doing his best to fight corruption.

Maraga noted that the was aware Kenyans living abroad are not proud of the happenings back home but urged them not to give up.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans that the government will deal with those involved in these vices and I believe him.

"That’s why I’m asking you not give up on your country. This is the time to be patriotic.

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“I know that the challenges the country faces may sometimes easily lead to the false conclusion that Kenya is a failing and hopeless state. To the contrary, Kenya is a country of enormous progress, promise and hope," he remarked.

The CJ further added that the Judiciary has put in place measures to deal with corruption and will remain steadfast in the fight against the vice.

“The recent conviction of some formerly high ranking officials in the Nairobi County government is a clear manifestation of our resolve in the matter.

"Our democracy may be fragile, but it is growing and flourishing. Our institutions may be young, but they have been tested and they have endured” he said.

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday broke his silence over the ongoing probe into the National Youth Service (NYS) Ksh9 Billion scandal.

The DP called for speedy action against those involved in the NYS theft, as well as officials and brokers in maize plus fertilizer saga at National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) in accordance with the law.

On his Twitter handle, the DP posted: "Relevant agencies are directed to apply their mandate and spare no effort to investigate, prosecute individuals who have misappropriated public funds, and if found culpable, the courts should dispense swift justice."

He further urged holders of public office to uphold high standards of integrity in the wake of the series of corruption scandals.

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