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Miguna reacts after Kikuyu community is ranked top in corruption cases

Martin Murigi
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Lawyer Miguna Miguna during a past event. [Source/Miguna Miguna]

Lawyer Miguna Miguna has reacted after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji revealed that the majority of Kenyans facing corruption cases are from the Kikuyu community.

In an exclusive interview on Citizen TV on Wednesday night, Haji disclosed that out of 415 people his office has taken to court on graft charges, 141 are Kikuyus.

Miguna poked holes in Haji's list observing there was no senior government official from the populous community who had been charged.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the firebrand lawyer claimed the 141 Kikuyus fighting graft cases were "clerks and messengers", adding that the DPP deserved no praise since he has not nabbed the big fish.

"Apparently, President Uhuru Kenyatta's hand-picked DPP Noordin Haji has stated that 141 Kikuyu clerks and messengers have been "charged with corruption-related offences." No names. And not a single Kikuyu CS, principal secretary or parastatal head, yet some are cheering him on," he said.

Miguna further claimed the Kikuyu community occupies 70 per cent of all senior positions in the government and accused them of perpetuating runaway corruption.

"Kenya is made up of 50 million people and 45 ethnic communities. But it is a fact that one ethnic group comprise more than 70 per cent of cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries, CEOs and other senior government officials who have presided over the runaway graft," said Miguna.

He said Kenyans will only take the DPP seriously if high profile individuals are jailed and stolen money recovered.

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