NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta praised
international help in his renewed war against corruption late
Friday, emphasizing the "serial rape" of the country by corruption
barons was one of the key drivers to protracted fights for the
Presidency every four years during elections.
"We are doing
our part as the executive branch.
"We have granted the departments and agencies of government
involved in this fight against corruption the resources and powers
they need to become successful," President Kenyatta told reporters
during a televised interview.
The Kenyan President, who launched the fight against corruption
as one of his Presidential legacy projects, emphasized the fight
against rampant corruption was on the right path.
Kenyatta said part of his renewed war against corruption was
linked to the need to end the vice, which was a big contributor to
the prolonged disagreements every election cycle.
The Kenyan President said key among the drivers of the fight
against corruption was the support Kenya was receiving globally.
Kenya has signed cooperation agreements with European countries
on the asset recovery and the repatriation of assets stolen from the
President Kenyatta said expectations were high from Kenyans who
require a sustained war against corruption and results, which should
include the conviction and jailing of corruption suspects.
Kenyatta said all independent arms of the government should act
independently and the judiciary would also be facilitated to do its
part in ensuring the fight against corruption is successful.
In addition, President Kenyatta said the key objective of the
political negotiations with the opposition leader Raila Odinga was
to work on longer term solutions to contested electoral outcomes and
the exclusion of communities.
"We must have a system which looks at our political flaws at the
"We are talking about things we can fix for generations to come,"
President Kenyatta said.