Chief Justice David Maraga has waded into the raging corruption debate following reports of massive looting of public resources saying he has faith Presdent Uhuru Kenyatta will address the matter.
Maraga pleaded with Kenyans to be patient with Uhuru even as the vice escalates to unbelievable levels.
While speaking during the Kenya in Diaspora Conference, in Dallas, Texas, Maraga called on Kenyans to bear with Uhuru as he was trying his best to combat the massive plunder of public resources, the Daily Nation reported.
Maraga pleaded with Kenyans living abroad saying he was aware they were equally upset as their countrymen back home, but urged them not to lose hope.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans that the government will deal with those involved in these vices and I believe him.
“That’s why I’m asking you not give up on your country. This is the time to be patriotic,” said Maraga.
Maraga opined Kenyans were bound to became skeptical about their leaders due to myriad corruption scandals, but exuded confidence the government is committed to curb graft in various institutions.
“I know that the challenges the country faces may sometimes easily lead to the false conclusion that Kenya is a failing and hopeless state. To the contrary, Kenya is a country of enormous progress, promise and hope,” he said.
Maraga went on to disclose that Judiciary has put in place measures to deal with corruption and would remain steadfast in the fight against the vice.
“The recent conviction of some formerly high ranking officials in the Nairobi County government is a clear manifestation of our resolve,” he said.
“Our democracy may be fragile, but it is growing and flourishing. Our institutions may be young, but they have been tested and they have endured” he stated.
Self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general Miguna Miguna sensationally termed Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto as the main thieves of public resources.
Elsewhere, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen shocked Kenyans after admitting he was a victim of the KSh 1.9 billion scandal at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).
About a week ago, fresh probe initiated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and other agencies in 2017 lifted the lid on a KSh 10.5 billion heist in NYS.