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Act on corruption now or resign, Kenyans tell “frustrated” Uhuru Kenyatta

A demonstration is taking place on Thursday in Nairobi to ask President Uhuru Kenyatta to either act on rampant corruption in Kenya or resign.

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The demo is being hosted by Team Courage and activist Boniface Mwangi.

Team Courage is a movement of patriotic citizens taking bold and effective actions in building a new Kenya.

Almost every day new cases of corruption involving top government officials emerge.

PricewaterhouseCoopers report recently criticised Kenya for its level of corruption. According to this report, Kenya is the third most corrupt country in the world.

"Corruption is frustrating me. The pressure is on me to do something about corruption but my hands are tied," says Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta

“Corruption is frustrating me. The pressure is on me to do something about corruption but my hands are tied,” says Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Kenyatta has declared corruption a “threat to national security” and claims to take corruption seriously.

He however recently cut an image of helplessness at the State House summit on fight against corruption as he kept asking attendants what he should do different.

“Corruption is frustrating me. The pressure is on me to do something about corruption but my hands are tied,” he said.

One is left wondering who can lead the fight against corruption in Kenya since the president’s hands are tied. Who or what is tying President Kenyatta’s hands?

The demo taking place at Freedom Corner, from 10:00 am will present him with a list on what he can do to fight corruption.

“We call upon Kenyans to turn up for the demonstration. Come dressed in red and carry a whistle and the Kenyan flag. Carry a placard with a message for the president,” the organisers say.

“Kenyans have been subjected to theft and plunder of public resources and the President has been silent for a long time,” Mr Mwangi said. “We urge all Kenyans to show up at Uhuru Park to support the fight against corruption.”Act-on-corruption1