State House can confirm that this morning, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta met the Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Mr Halake Waqo in order to be appraised of the status of the investigations into cases of corruption in terms of his State of the Nation address in March.
The President welcomed progress so far made in the investigations, which includes 96 people being charged before the courts of law. It is the first time in our nation’s history that such a high number of people have been charged in connection with this vice.
Mr Waqo informed the President of the need to extend the time-frame within which the investigations could be competently concluded and further pledged to undertake a formal status update every four weeks.
While acknowledging the Commission’s request for the extension of time, the President maintained his desire to see the process hastened and concluded expeditiously.
The President was encouraged by the level of public cooperation given to the commission so far. It was in his view a welcome development that bore testimony to the fact that the relentless war on corruption cannot be won without it being a national collaborative effort.
The President further reiterates that there will be no resource spared in the fight against corruption, and calls on all other institutions of government – the county-level, the judiciary and parliament – to do all in their powers to support the fight.
We are winning this war.
COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY AND STATE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON
11th June, 2015