Kenyan leader confident of defeating terrorism threats, corruption

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday assured Kenyans that the country will overcome all current challenges facing it including terrorism and corruption.
Speaking in Nairobi, Kenyatta said his government will not relent in its fight against the two vices.

“The challenges of terrorism and corruption must be fought for only if we are to succeed and have a secured future for our children’s children, said the President.

Kenyatta said success wouldn’t be achieved through efforts of the government alone, but through all Kenyans and called on all citizens to partner with the government against these social evils.

“If we are to end terrorism, we must agree to come together as a nation that has preached and practiced religious tolerance to defeat those who preach intolerance, the President pointed out.

The East Africa nation is grappling with security challenges. Barely two weeks ago, Al-Shabaab militants attacked Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya and killed close to 150 students.

Kenyatta’s administration is also battling with graft with five cabinet secretaries stepping aside last month after the president said the officials cited in a report by an anti-corruption watchdog should step aside pending investigation.

The President has pledged to take personal charge of the war against the vice seen as a major obstacle to business and law enforcement and as a deterrent to investment in Kenya.