Arati to buy whips for youths to discipline corrupt county officers

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati. [Stanley Ongwae, Standard]

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati will sponsor youths in Nyamira and Kisii Counties to strip, discipline and frog-match corrupt State officers.

The MP who is the Community's spokesman said he will fund the youth to buy 'nyaunyos' to flush out officers they find engaging in open corruption in the County governments' establishments.

First in the line are traffic police officers who, if found soliciting for bribes will be stripped, whipped and frog-marched in the streets.

"The youths have a hand in ending this rampant corruption which has wrecked our community into poverty. Spare no chance in entertaining such officers. get hold of them, strip them and frog-march them in the streets before they are taken to court," Arati told a group of bodaboda riders at Ikonge in North Mugirango Constituency.

The MP said he will dig into his pockets to equip the locals with 'nyaunyos' which they will use to flush out the 'thieves.'

North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko and his Borabu Counterpart Ben Momanyi with their colleagues Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), Jerusha Momanyi (Nyamira Women Rep) told the young people to be on the lookout in upholding the rule of law at all times.

The legislators condemned people they said were defrauding the public of millions of cash without offering any services and said their days were numbered.

Personally, Arati has engaged more than 10,000 youths from across seven constituencies of Gusii region where he has rolled out economic empowerment initiatives as a way of promoting their socioeconomic welfare.

"As a spokesman of the Gusii Community, I don't want to represent people by only engaging in political rhetoric, but also by empowering them socially and economically," he said.

Avocado and macadamia farming, according to the legislator will be the next cash earning venture which is likely to transform lives.

But it is the problem of corrupt State officers who do not want to think about the welfare of youth and less privileged members of society which he says the people must deal with first in order to gain more economic liberty.

"We must flush out thieves if we want to be safe as an economy," Arati said.

Over the last one week, the youthful MP has been traversing the vast Gusii Region where he has been recruiting young people whom he urged to form groups to benefit from the agribusiness idea he was personally activating in the community.

According to him, avocado and macadamia farming has uplifted living standards of residents of Meru and Murang'a and there is a need for other parts of the country where they are adaptive to start growing them.

However, this he says may not happen if thieves are not dealt with.

"It is unfortunate that the leaders who are in charge of resources are only interested in their personal enrichment. The youth should now be having a role of overseeing. Let them arrest and frog match anyone engaged in corruption in the streets," he said.

Simba AratiNorth Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko