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I will sack all corrupt state staff – Nkaissery

Nominated Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery Thursday said he will sack corrupt officials at the Office of the President once appointed.

“Corruption and lack of integrity at the Office of the President have been of great concern. I intend to address them by first taking operational stock if appointed. They will be my areas of focus,” he told the National Assembly Committee on Appointments during his vetting yesterday.

“Corruption is evil. It exists in the Interior ministry and fights back. It will not be business as usual to those who have conspired to enrich themselves.”

The Kajiado Central MP promised to ensure stiffer laws are put in place to address the vice.

Terrorist attacks on Kenya have been blamed on the corruption at the office, the police and porous borders.

Nkaissery, who is expected to be endorsed next Wednesday during the special sitting of the House, warned the National Intelligence Service bosses that it is time they started delivering.

“We give the NIS good money. They should secure Kenyans because they are the eyes and the ears of the country. People must work. If they don’t deliver they must take a walk,” he said.

Nkaissery’s warning comes after the House Public Accounts Committee revealed that more than Sh2.8 billion cannot be accounted for at the Interior Ministry.

The ministry is under direct supervision of the Office of the President.

 

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