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BY DPPS/KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,4TH OCT 2018-Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday reaffirmed the government’s commitment in fighting corruption and delivering on its pledges to Kenyans .
Ruto on Thursday said the Jubilee administration is working under the belief that it is serving “God rather than men,” hence it’s determined to fulfill its promises.
“The commitment to deliver on our pledges is more out of the belief that we are working for God rather than men. The bond of a leader is their word; the measure is their delivery,” Ruto said.
He further stated that the Jubilee government’s development agenda is anchored in biblical teachings of a faithful steward, further urging leaders to serve humanity as if they were serving God.
“Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the lord not for men since you know that you will receive a reward from the lord,” Ruto said.
He was speaking during the official opening of the Global Leadership Summit 2018 at Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Nairobi County.
The deputy president urged leaders to refrain from politicising the war against corruption to avoid undermining ongoing investigations into graft cases.
“The politicisation of investigations and prosecution by individuals who are neither witnesses, investigators, prosecutors nor judges, undermine the fight against corruption,” said Ruto.
The deputy president said the government is working towards ensuring transparency and openness in its operations to curb corruption.
“To secure Kenya’s transformation, we have invested time, people and resources in enhancing the capabilities of our independent constitutional institutions to combat wastage and mismanagement,” said Ruto.
“Governments whose operations are open and transparent suffer less from corruption. Opening up government contracting and procurement services, where citizens can get details on project implementation is critical to this end.”
The deputy president said claims that there are no proper security measures, bad weather and corruption are some of the lame excuses why nations fail.
“Leadership comes with authority and power that can change families, communities and nations. It carries responsibility and accountability without which leadership fails,” added the DP.