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Even my own family can be investigated – Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has tried to prove his corruption busting credentials by insisting that the current anti-graft drive could include members of his family.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

“We have begun to tackle corruption regardless of who you are… even if you’re my own family member,” Mr Kenyatta told the BBC’s HardTalk programme.

The president’s family is one of the richest in the country with interests across the economy.

Mr Kenyatta said he welcomed public scrutiny of his wealth.

As I have always stated, what we own is open to the public

If there is an instance where somebody can say that what we have done is not legitimate say so. We are ready to face any court.”

In June, the Kenyan government launched what are called lifestyle audits for every public servant where their wealth will have to be declared.

Mr Kenyatta said that he would be happy to take part in that process.


Cover photo: Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is open for investigation and to face the court if accused. Photo: Citizen TV

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