- The lawyer said corruption was among the issues the head of State has not managed to tackle.
- However, President Ruto in his speech reaffirmed his commitment to end corruption in his government.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has listed areas that he claims President William Ruto has failed to address in the last 14 months.
Giving his opinion of Ruto's first State of the Nation address, Ahmednassir said that it was well received and delivered forcefully, with great articulation and persuasion.
He said that the challenges Ruto's government faced in the past year were enormous and he was glad the President and his team addressed head-on the economic woes that bedevilled the country.
However, the lawyer said corruption was among the issues the head of State has not managed to tackle.
"But we have one area the President has failed and hasn't addressed even for a minute in the past 13 months...fighting corruption," Ahmednasir said.
Yesterday, President @WilliamsRuto gave his maiden State of the Nation address which was well received. It was delivered forcefully and with great articulation and persuasion. The challenges his government faced in the past one year were enormous and I'm glad the President and…— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) November 10, 2023
The statement on his X handle also highlighted that other areas which he felt had not been addressed by the President were entrenching good governance in government and reforming critical institutions i.e. judiciary and police.
The lawyer noted that the issues above were 'crying' for the President's attention and ought to be addressed urgently.
President Ruto in his speech reaffirmed his commitment to end corruption in his government.
Ruto said the vice has no place in his administration adding that all corruption cases are going to be dealt with ruthlessly, with finality and expeditiously.
Corruption, wastage, inefficiency and negligence, Ruto said, are serious threats to the transformation agenda.
"I have given my firm assurance to the people of Kenya that cases of misconduct and corruption shall be dealt with finality," he said.