It is possible for any Kenyan to become wealthy without necessarily having to steal or engage in corrupt activities, Governor Alfred Mutua (pictured) has said.
“Instead, hard work and honesty in entrepreneurship coupled with patriotism is what Kenyans require to lead fulfilling lives and create a difference in the society.”
Speaking on Thursday during the ground breaking ceremony of Phase 3 Greatwall Estate in Mavoko Sub County, Mutua said it was corrupt individuals who were responsible for the misery of poverty prevalent among majority of Kenyans.
“People do not have to think that they have to steal or get bribes to be rich, and we have to tell the people of Kenya that those who steal are the ones who make us poor. When you see the numerous challenges of unemployment, poor infrastructure, and skyrocketing cost of living, and the heavy borrowing is because we have had fifty years of nothing but grand theft by a few people in this country,” Dr Mutua said.
While hailing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ongoing purge on corruption in the country, Mutua said it was high time all leaders worth their salt to stand up against the vice and ensure that no single Kenyan suffered further as a consequence of corruption.
“People need to know they will be weeded out. Nobody is special in this country. Anybody stealing needs to be dealt with which is why I asked Chief Justice David Maranga to constitute special courts to exclusively deal with corruption matters,” he said.
Mutua said he had directed the cabinet executive for public works to ensure proper standards are adhered to while constructing residential houses. “
We will also work on sewer and water system as well as transport system to ensure compliance with modern living ideas and concepts. We will be soon launching a master plan for Syokimau and Mavoko in terms of roads and infrastructure,” said Mutua.