MSIAC members during press conference at Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi

The Multi-Sectoral Initiative Against Corruption (MSIAC) has announced an official communication with direction on the fight against unlawful practices in the country.

This comes after the just concluded anti-corruption conference held In January 2019 at Bomas of Kenya that brought together the three arms of the government, private sectors, religious sector, media, youth, women, professionals, civil society, academia, trade unions and development partners.

The conference graced by the President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy Dr William Ruto, and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga among thousands of leaders was aimed at reflecting on the manifestation against corruption in the respective sectors and designing holistic strategies that will enable them defeat the vice in their fields.

The initiative has committed itself to bring a unified multi-sectoral and collaborated approach in the fight against the graft and promote national values under a theme called ‘Movement against corruption.’

A national Anti-corruption Awareness Week will be mobilized across universities and colleges with Women Groups expected to formalize their movement against the vice.

The youths have been urged to hold spirited social media campaigns that will expose and shame the corrupt individuals in various fields, with the private sector launching anonymous corruption reporting portal.

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A push has been made towards the professional bodies that will see termination of practicing licenses for members found guilty of corruption.

The judiciary which was at the centre on the blame game in the fight against graft during the conference will be strengthened and supported with enough resources to clear judicial backlog in mililani courts.

In its defense, the Chief Justice David Maraga said that they were underfunded by acquiring less than half of the resources the parliament gets, yet they run offices across the country.

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“The various sectors have presented their commitments in the fight against corruption, these are the immediate priority, short term and long terms prime concerns. We will have regular monitoring on the progress made and coordinate with relevant agencies and stakeholders to realize successful outcome,” said Mr Lee Karuri of Kenya Professional Sector Alliance and co-chair of the initiative.

“The fight and movement against corruption has started, we will work as a team and ensure the commitment made to Kenyans are met. Various religious groups in the country will be actively involved by preaching and speaking out against the vice,” said Fr Joseph Mutie the chairman of Inter-Religous Council of Kenya (IRCK) representing religious sector in the initiative.

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The initiative has called on collective responsibility by all Kenyans in the fight against corruption citing that the war cannot be left to the government alone.

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