Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to crack whip on corrupt top government officials in order to win the on-going war against corruption in the country.
Speaking in Butere, in Kakamega County, Mudavadi said punitive measures should be taken against corrupt officials if the war against the vice is to be realised.
He encouraged the government to pursue the corrupt with unmitigated zeal. Mudavadi said the war on corruption must be fought relentlessly to offset the increasing looting of public coffers.
The ANC Leader who termed himself as last man standing in the opposition at the same time has lashed out at unnamed politicians from the western region for trying to create the false narrative that Luhyas are divided.
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He said the impression that the region is not united is meant to make them unattractive for the presidency.
Meanwhile, opposition leader Raila Odinga has lashed out at some politicians who are already campaigning for the 2022 succession.
Odinga said it was wrong for such leaders to bring the country into campaign mood yet the next general election is four years away.
Speaking at ACK st. Peters Nyamira Parish in Bondo where he attended Christmas service, the former Prime Minister argued that Kenyans should be given time to concentrate on other important issues affecting them. He said time will come for him to declare his stand on his political future.
Deputy President, William Ruto and ANC leader, Musalia Mudavadi are among top politicians who have shown their interest to run for the presidency come 2022.
The former PM also urged Kenyans to spread to peace, love and unity this festive season.
At the same time, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has urged western leaders to offer civic education to residents on the importance of the upcoming census.
Wamalwa who was speaking at the home of Musalia Mudavadi said the census which is meant to establishing the number of people living in a country, is key in guiding the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in delimitation of electoral boundaries.
He said the census results also help the Government to allocate funds equitably and properly for programmes like education, housing and healthcare.
Wamalwa further said the allocation of funds like constituency development funds-CDF is determined by the census results among other issues.
The cabinet secretary said he is optimistic that the 2019 census will expose some areas inflated their numbers during the previous census.
The last census was done in 2009.