President Uhuru Kenyatta has weighed in on the scourge of corruption that the country is grappling with.

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Speaking on Friday in Nyandarua County in his Kikuyu vernacular, the head of state said that things had changed and that the war on corruption would only escalate.

He cited the developments in Kiambu county that saw Ferdinand Waititu ousted from power as an indication of the seriousness with which graft was being fought.

"Leaders watch out because things are not as they used to be. You saw what happened in Kiambu (Atongoria mwehohe tondo ngano ino ti iria ya tene. Nimwona Kiambu orea marekete), " the head of state said.

He urged county bosses to work for those who elected them to their positions of privilege and not be tempted to embezzle the public funds in their care.

The Uhuru administration has presided over high profile prosecutions involving governors and cabinet secretaries.

Governors in trouble over corruption-related charges include Nairobi governor Mike Sonko and his Samburu counterpart Moses Lenolkulal.

Law enforcement agencies like the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have been waging the war on corruption.