Governor Alfred Mutua at a past function. (Photo/Standard)
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to deal decisively with government officials implicated in corruption.
Speaking on Saturday after meeting the party’s elected and nominated leaders, Mutua advised the President against including persons suspected of corruption in his yet to be fully-constituted Cabinet.
“We are telling the President that he should not have mercy on these people; land grabbers, people who do deals so that government projects are inflated, people who are taking bribes such that people are dying on our roads like dogs; we want action taken and we want to see this starting now because Maendeleo Chap-Chap is a party of action,” Governor Mutua stated as quoted by Capital.
Mutua observed that the country is facing a crisis of corruption and embezzlement of public funds, adding that tough decisions have to be made to tame the vice.
“We are aware that President Uhuru Kenyatta was a man under siege in his first term; he was under siege, because when you are running for re-election you have to do something we call a balancing act and we feel that he may not have been able to hit hard on the agents of corruptions because of political considerations.”
“But we are now telling Uhuru Kenyatta that you now have an opportunity to establish yourself and your legacy and Kenya will never remember you unless you slay this dragon of corruption,” he added.