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Civil servants discrectly transfering assets to foundations and NGOs

18th June, 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that all Government officials and their families will undergo a lifestyle audit as he takes the war against corruption a notch higher. While reaffirming his commitment to fighting graft, Uhuru said he and his deputy William Ruto would also undergo the same audit. “All the governors and Cabinet secretaries will be audited after the two of us before all other Government officials are subjected to the same exercise,” Uhuru said during a visit to Mombasa Thursday.

The President was at the coast to officially open the first phase of the Dongo Kundu Bypass, an 11km road connecting Miritini, Mwache and Kipevu. He said he would not hesitate to send Cabinet secretaries or governors found guilty of graft to jail, declaring the war against the theft of public resources was unstoppable. “We are aware some of these corrupt individuals have registered their wealth, including cars and houses, in the names of their spouses and children. We will go for them also,” said Uhuru.

The President said the source of wealth for the families of all senior Government would be investigated, adding he would not be cowed by politicians out to politicise the war on graft. He said all those found culpable would be jailed regardless of their status. "I have noticed how some people have politicised the war on graft. I will tell you this; it does matter who you are or where you come from. If found guilty, you will be jail