By J Githu
A story is told of how a high ranking officer of the goverment got 200 million from a supplier to influence an award of tender, he was later approached by another supplier who was willing to give 400 million for the same tender and true to the spirit of corruption and high level greed, that officer took the 400 million and paid back the 200 million to the previous tenderer.
While i feel for the 21 officers recommended for prosecution drawn from the ministry of devolution and the national youth service, I personally thought that the national youth service had a director, the reason why this director is nowhere to be seen in this saga sends serious signals and raises eyebrows!
The truth of the matter is that these 21 accused persons whether they had any idea where the money was going to, will be crucified so that the government can be seen to fight corruption!
Corruption in Kenya is a disease that only affects the low cadre in society, we are ready to prosecute the policeman who has taken 50 shillings but we will not prosecute the school land grabber, the high court grabber, the actual thief of the 800 million nys scam, the chicken gate thief, the Gdc scam, the Karen land grabber etc!
My advice to the 21 scape goats, speak the truth without fear or favour, speak to â€ª#â€Žkotâ€¬ and â€ª#â€Žkofbâ€¬ we are the only people who can save you!, throw caution to the wind and speak out!, show us the phone calls from your seniors in high places and tell us who directed you to do what you did. After all you are damned if you talk, and damned if you don’t. The choice is yours! Have a truthful Saturday, won’t you?….â€ª#â€Žturihamweâ€¬!