President William Ruto has issued a stern warning to all corrupt individuals in Kenya stating that their days are numbered.
Speaking on Thursday, August 8, in Kiambu Town, Ruto who next month marks a year in office, said corrupt individuals in Kenya must reform or seek refuge elsewhere.
“I want to tell those corrupt people it is either they change or leave the country because we will not allow that,” Ruto said.
According to the head of state, the only way he can fulfill the promises he made to Kenyans is by sealing all loopholes and siphoning taxpayers’ money.
The President said corrupt civil servants have a chance in his government only on one condition; that they reform lest they face the sack.
“I was given the sword, the constitution and even the anointing. This sword is to slash those corrupt individuals. I will not spare them,” he said.
Ruto also underscored the need for each Kenyan to meet their tax obligations so as to boost his transformative agenda for the country.
“Let everyone pay their taxes, and when you do, please question me, because you are the ones who have asked,” Ruto said.
The warning comes slightly a fortnight after the President told a story of a public servant once in the Ministry of Roads and Transport whom he labelled the most corrupt civil servant he had ever seen.
This was during the signing of performance contracts by Cabinet Secretaries at Statehouse Nairobi, where he called for her immediate sacking if she was still a public servant.
“There was one lady in one of the Roads departments, corrupt to the core, to the extent that she could not be transferred by anybody, even by the Minister. Kipchumba Murkomen, I hope that lady no longer works for the government of Kenya,” Ruto said.