The Makueni county governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has declared support for present Your Kenyatta’s call for a lifestyle audit on state officials.
While peaking at the Makueni prayer breakfast on Monday June 18, the Wiper Party chairperson noted that if the lifestyle audit is properly done and the results published, it can yield positive results against corruption in the country.
“I want to declare my support to Uhuru Kenyatta in the fight against corruption. This vice is not easy to fight. If the lifestyle audit is properly done and the results published, it can yield positive results against this dragon and anything undeserved recovered,” the governor posted on Twitter.
The governor’s remarks are in support of President Kenyatta’s order to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to conduct a lifestyle audit for public servants, starting with the president himself and Deputy President William Ruto.
The president’s order has been received positively and negatively on equal terms with a number of leaders saying it is bound to fail.
“I have only one problem with lifestyle audit. We will ‘lose’ our helicopters, highrise buildings, NYS tenders etc. There is nothing a Kenyan voter hates than a poor politician,” the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen ‘sarcastically’ said.
However, some leaders did not receive the news in affirmative and could not help but come out clearly to erect hurdles in the fight against graft in the country.
As a way of getting at the preesident, some leaders led by Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi challenged the president to also include his late father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in the lifestyle audit.
“We are with the president on this, in fact, more than 100 percent. We ask everyone to submit to the audit including political leaders and their families. We will start with Mzee Jomo, then follow with him and the rest of us,” Sudi said .