How Riverside Operation Should Be Duplicated in Fighting Corruption - Uhuru
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday declared his intent to duplicate the Riverside security operation in fighting corruption.
Addressing security chiefs in Mombasa, the Head of State expressed his satisfaction with the operation and its success.
In particular, Uhuru noted how the multi-agency approach can be used to fight poverty, ignorance, disease and corruption.
"I want all of us to fight this war with the same zeal and single-minded focus as we are fighting the war on terror," he stated.
Besides, the President also highlighted how the superb coordination and synergy can also be tapped to fight corruption in the country.
Lauding the multi-agency approach to the Dusit D2 Hotel attack, Uhuru indicated that the government agencies must operate the same way in handling other matters and ensure national transformation.
"I will be requiring all Ministries, Departments and semi-autonomous agencies to embrace the same to adopt the multi-agency approach pioneered by the National Security Council (NSC) with significant success.
"You must have noticed, I am sure, how the security agencies seamlessly responded to the terror attack. That is the same level of coordination and synergy we seek in all national government departments in 2019," he added.
Uhuru further tasked the Regional and County Commissioners with the responsibility of chairing weekly meetings in their jurisdiction to oversee implementation, assessment and monitoring of the national government's development agenda.
The directive, he revealed, would help in better utilization of public resources, efficiency, speed of delivery and reduce wastage and gate keeping.
"I expect you to protect public resources as if they are your own. I direct all Regional and County Commissioners and Police Commanders to treat fraud, misuse of resources and gate keeping as threats to the national security, unity and well-being of our nation.
"Don't expect and wait to be directed, it is your responsibility to take action and take action immediately. I expect each of you to show courage, integrity and resourcefulness in fighting corruption," Uhuru told the security chiefs.
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