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Uhuru Speaks After Sonko’s Arrest

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President Kenyatta has insisted that no one will be spared in the war against corruption irrespective of the positions they hold in the government.

Kenyatta, who spoke a day after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was arrested, said leaders accused of engaging in corruption should carry their own crosses when detectives and prosecutors go after them. 

“Please let us not politicize the war on corruption. When an individual is stealing public resources, he doesn’t do so on behalf of his family or community. Therefore, anyone who is implicated should carry their own cross,” President Uhuru said.

He added: “As a nation which observes the rule of law, we should allow our institutions mandated to deal with corruption to do their work independently and ensure all suspects are treated equally.” 

Uhuru spoke when he attended a mass and fundraiser at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ruiru, Kiambu County on Sunday. Sonko, who is accused of misappropriating Sh357 million, is the latest Governor and senior politician to be arrested in the war on graft.

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