Carry your own cross, President tells suspects in graft cases

President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned public servants and leaders against engaging in corruption saying they will carry their own cross when caught.

Coming against the backdrop of prosecution of National Youth Service scam suspects on Tuesday,  the Head of State said his Government will not tolerate impunity, even as he maintained that he is not afraid of anyone or discharging his mandate.

He dismissed the narrative that a community is being targeted whenever a leader is apprehended for breaking the law saying that all monies that has been plundered must be returned to fund development projects in line with Jubilee’s manifesto.

“We no longer want to engage in petty politics. We want to see the face of Kenya change and to anyone out there stealing public funds, your days are numbered,” the President said.

“We do not want to hear the petty politics that whenever a leader is apprehended,  a certain community is being targeted. Politics of using your tribe to defend yourself are long gone and if you are a thief, you are a thief and if you nstole, you stole alone and you will be arrested… you should carry your own cross,” he said. 

He spoke at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi East, Nairobi when he presided over the hand over ceremony of 50,0000 title deeds to Eastlands residents.

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