Kenya celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day amid graft wave

By Odit/ Rufo Roba

Kenya joins the globe in marking the International Anti-Corruption Day amid renewed calls by President Uhuru Kenyatta to tackle the vice head-on.


The head of state categorically warned those implicated in graft that they will be held accountable.


He made the remarks during the opening of a two day anti- corruption conference that concludes on Wednesday in Nairobi.


This year’s National celebrations are being held in Laikipia County.


The international anti-corruption day is marked every 9th of December to raise awareness on the negative impact of corruption in development.


The theme this year is “Break the Corruption Chain”.


It spells out how graft undermines democracy and the rule of law, leading to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish.


The UN General Assembly designated the date as International Anti-Corruption Day in 2003 in order to raise awareness about corruption that has disastrous impacts on development throughout the world.


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