As i pondered about this it struck me if my creator graciously gave me the gift to connect you with the minds and hearts of great men ,I would want to use the same gift to reconnect you with your own sense of Liberty,your own compass for what is right.
What is Corruption?This is a complex and multifaceted problem which requires a comprehensive approach that cuts across all disciplines .It is a dishonest act and fraudulent conduct committed/executed against positive morals and against the law.P.L.O Lumumba the former Kenya Anti corruption Commission chair ,the current EACC once said that corruption is worse than prostitution which i totally concur with (it doesn’t mean i whatsoever support the vice either)Allow me not to expound on that.
Our Kenyan constitution doesn’t give moderate views in approach to this menace,it provides for inevitable measures but it is ironic to see how this measures are evaded day in day out,right from the lawmakers,law enforcers and we the law abiders,we’re all guilty of contempt if ill say.In this 21st Century we should and ought to be currently focusing on the imminent dangers of global warming the current worlds major threat,but am afraid we can barely concentrate about the implications of it,while there is another overlooked ,more dangerous threat.The rising rampant levels of corruption.
Just like many of us are the perpetrators of the many different forms of environmental degradation ,so has corruption become an element we’re comfortable living with.Ladies and gentlemen Chinua Achebe articulates on the effects of corruption in Africa when he said “Without doubt corruption has permeated the African society and anyone who can that the levels of corruption in Kenya and Africa have not become alarming is either a fool,a crook or else does not exist in this continent”
Corruption is and will always remain an impediment to political,economic and social development as:
(i)It hinder administrative justice ,development and performance.
(ii)It impairs economic growth-discourages investment local &foreign
(iii)It undermines state legitimacy and the utilization of natural resources ,just to mention few.
Few will quarrel the assertion that in Kenya corruption has damaged development objectives ,undermined economic growth and increased the level of poverty,however much effort is put towards our vision 2030,to me this remains invalid unless drastic measures are enforced to curtail this menace.We’ll remain an LDC and watch others lead.
It is the high time ladies and gentlemen we accept to rise and stand firmly rounded against this vice,we need a revolution ,embrace hard-looked doctrines and reforms to save our country from sinking.Develop our own positive political theory and cease imitation.Respect the independence of the various institutions especially the judicial system and accept that no one is above the rule of law.This way we will rise above the cloud of corruption.
The fight against corruption ladies and gentlemen is the(a) MORAL responsibility of every citizen and YES to reaffirm the greatness of our nation we ought to understand that greatness is never a given ,it is earned and corruption is not an ingredient thereof,shall we all SHUN THIS VICE.