Kepsa foundation has partnered with three other entities to launch Movement against corruption in the country.
The launch comes in the wake of Kenya’s increased corruption over the years that has led to great negative effects on the economy and slowed down overall national development.
The private sector entity has partnered with Inter-religious Council, the Media and women sector to start this noble initiative,
In February this year, Kenya ranked 143 out of 180 in the world corruption index.
According to a communique released at the end of the launch, by Kepsa, this system of corruption has evolved into cartels involving several people in the public sector, private and non-governmental sectors of the society as well as the ordinary citizens.
Recent developments have indicated that payments are now even made without any provision of goods and services depriving Kenyans of much needed services. Corruption has evolved into an evil industry taking away appox. 30% of our National budget every year. This industry must be dismantled at all costs.
The government has moved with speed to counter corruption in the country and its efforts have been lauded by KEPSA.
“We appreciate the great effort and commitment the President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and the Government have shown on the renewed fight against corruption. We also applaud the effort that the president has taken in partnership with Hon. Raila Odinga, the former prime minister to join hands in fighting corruption as a national priority,” the communique reads.
The multisectoral forum has therefore called for a collaborated and coordinated approach to fight corruption within our sectors and also compliment the efforts of the government. We believe our intervention will contribute towards the much needed collaborated strategies to fight corruption and secure our nation for today and for future generations.
Some of the sectors represented in the multisectoral forum include: Private sector; Youth sector; Religious sector; Women sector; Media sector; Diaspora sector and the Civil society.
“We intend to deal with corruption in a sustainable and determined manner within our sectors. Each sector is in the process of developing its anticorruption strategies. In addition we shall also mobilize citizens of good will in participation against corruption. We call upon every citizen to rise up and be counted as a member of the “movement against corruption”. It is time the people of Kenya say Enough is Enough.” The communique concludes.
A national anti-corruption conference is expected to be held in October 2018 following this launch.