He said since assuming the highest office on land, the First in Command has not entrenched good governance and has not reformed critical institutions like the police and Judiciary.
“Yesterday, President William Ruto gave his maiden State of the Nation address which was well received. It was delivered forcefully and with great articulation and persuasion. The challenges his government faced in the past year were enormous and I’m glad the President and his team addressed head-on the economic woes that bedeviled the country,’ he said.
“But we have one area the President has totally failed and hasn’t addressed even for a minute in the past 13 months…fighting corruption, entrenching good governance in government and reforming critical institutions,” the lawyer added.
The Senior Counsel termed corruption challenges as grave adding that the issue needs to be addressed “very urgently”.
“These issues are crying for the President’s attention and must be addressed urgently…very urgently,” he added.
According to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, corruption can have detrimental effects on the functioning of a government and the well-being of its citizens.
Corruption often leads to the misallocation of resources, undermines the rule of law, and erodes trust in public institutions.
The President in his State of the Nation address cautioned Kenyans of tough economic times as his administration moves to service Kenya’s pending debt including the Eurobond.
“The new direction may not be easy but it is ethical, responsible, prudent, and most importantly necessary. We have had to make hard decisions and make painful choices because we owe the people of Kenya to do the right things and to confront facts as they are,” he said.