Supreme Council of Muslims (Supkem) chairman Chuma Musa has lauded Uhuru’s order for a lifestyle audit for State officers.
Musa said the President’s move is an indication he is determined to fight graft and urged other leaders to embrace the order.
The chairman, who spoke to People Daily after Eid celebration in Kisii town on Friday, said Muslims support the fight against corruption, stressing that it will help achieve the Big Four agenda — infrastructure, health, housing and manufacturing.
He appealed to the government to take the war on corruption to counties and audit the lifestyle of county employees whose wealth is questionable.
In Mombasa, Muslim leaders have appealed for unity of all Kenyans regardless of religious or ethnic background.
Speaking after prayers marking Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations yesterday, Governor Hassan Joho urged Kenyans to embrace reconciliation and emulate the ‘Building Bridges’ initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga.
“I am committed to ensure that our country is free from tribalism and corruption,” he said.
The governor noted that some non-Muslims fasted in solidarity with Muslims, noting that such gestures are an indication of how committed Kenyans are to achieve cohesion and coexistence.
Speaking elsewhere, Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala condemned escalating cases of insecurity in Mombasa.
On Thursday evening, Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar confirmed moon-sighting in different parts of the country signifying the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan. — Reuben Mwambingu & Robert Ochoro