Uhuru blames global agencies’ leadership flaws for rampant State corruption

Uhuru blames global agencies’ leadership flaws for rampant State corruption

- in Development, News
President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed the lack of proper inclusive leadership at global institutions as a major contributor to corruption and impunity.He said in his address at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday that the situation is not only in national governments but also globally.

He said governments and the international system must address the broadening deficits in fairness and inclusivity.

Uhuru said that countries that fail to attend to the challenges will continue suffering populism, radicalisation, civil strife and political instability.

He said international organisations, which continue to demand good governance and accountability, must lead by example.

The President said agencies should do so by taking necessary measures to combat the unnecessary evil for national governments to succeed in combating corruption.

“The single overarching aim must be to make it exceedingly difficult to transfer and launder illegally acquired wealth in any part of the world,” the Head of State said.

Uhuru further said all UN bodies should be tasked with detecting corruption in their different focus areas and promoting the skills and systems to combat it.

“This should be in the understanding that honest, transparent and responsive government is fundamental to the achievement of their aims,” he said.

The President said time has come for the global community to embrace bold solutions for it to succeed.

He cited the Kenyan situation in which an aggressive campaign is underway against fraud and abuse of public office in order to restore confidence in governance.

On this, the President said: “We have to fight impunity and corruption. Seriously and without fear or favor.”

He referred to Switzerland and the United Kingdom’s commitment to repatriate corruption proceeds stashed in the respective countries’ banks.

The President noted that current challenges bedevilling the world require greater cooperation and partnerships so as to achieve better solutions for all.


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