A man has moved before a Nakuru High Court seeking orders to compel President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare corruption a national disaster.

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Gabriel Githenya Wakibia in his petition said the war against corruption should be treated with the importance it deserves and Uhuru needs to declare graft a state of emergency.

Wakibia, a resident of Ndundori area in Subukia Sub-County, Nakuru said Kenyans are suffering due to theft and misuse of public funds as majority of Kenyans cannot meet their basic needs.

He said by declaring corruption a national disaster, the government will adopt measures to combat the vice.

Wakibia further asked the court to order the government to provide enough resources and funds to all agencies involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

“Drastic measures need to be applied to tame the rampant corruption, theft, misuse and waste of public funds and economic crimes which can only be enforced under state of emergency,” said Wakibia in his petition as quoted by nation.co.ke.

Wakibia who said the matter raised issues of public interest has named Attorney General Paul Kihara as the respondent in the case.

High Court deputy registrar Margaret Kyalo exempted Wakibia from paying court fees after he said in his application that he was a retiree and could not raise the required legal fees.

The case will be mentioned on September 16.