President Uhuru spoke at Kenya’s second State House Infrastructure Summit on Monday where he revealed that there are thieves among attendees of the State House Infrastructure Summit, in Nairobi.
Speaking at the Summit, the president ordered Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director Catherine Mturi-Wairi to war against long-standing corruption at the port.
He further explained that the people involved in the bad deals were just individuals present at the Summit.
He urged the Director and others to work hand in hand to pinpoint amongst the people in the summit room who are the thieves.
Wako hapa tu wanaiba (They are just here stealing),” Kenyatta said.
Celebrating Ms Mturi for being the first lady to head the Authority, he directed her to desist from covering up any fraudulent individuals and also to stop them from entering the Port.
The President also urged the female Director to give KPA a good name by bringing about good changes.
In fact, President’s fifteen minutes speech bordered heavily on the challenge of fighting corruption in government. He repeatedly urged his audience, mainly government bureaucrats in the State House Summit to actively join the war against graft.
The Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure and the Presidential Delivery Unit, Kenyatta also during the meeting spoke up for the Standard Gauge Railway project that was termed uneconomical by World Bank.
He noted that Kenya was well placed to know the projects that have direct impact on its people.
“Please we know what we need, we know what we must do. We are no longer going to be the dumping ground for products and goods while our people have no jobs, while our people suffer in poverty,” he said.
Video Source ( Kenyans.co.ke)
Here is his full speech at the Summit that was organised by the President’s Communications team. (Video Source : Citizen TV)