Tuesday March 5, 2019-Siaya Senator, James Orengo, has proposed a radical move to win the ongoing fight against corruption.
Speaking during the opening of the Devolution Conference at Sagana State Lodge, Kirinyaga County on Tuesday, Orengo said arrest and trials are not important if the government want to win the corruption fight.
At this stage when corruption has become a cancer, the fight is not going to be won without naming names,” Orengo, who is also the Senate Minority leader, said.
“We should not be scared of naming and shaming,” Orengo added saying that’s one way to ensure leaders adhere to the Constitution’s Chapter Six on integrity.
Orengo said many Kenyans leaders are always afraid when their names are linked to corruption.
The outspoken lawmaker said many countries especially in America and Europe have succeeded in fighting corruption using name-and-shame strategy as a deterrent.
In the US, for instance, President Donald Trump is being investigated by the House of Representatives, while in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also facing allegations of misconduct.
“Kenyans should know that however powerful or mighty you are, if you have committed an act of corruption, you are not beyond the law. We will succeed if we assure people nobody is above the law,” the lawyer noted.
The Kenyan DAILY POST