Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a now wants the death penalty re-introduced in the country to curb endemic graft.
Ng’ang’a pointed out that all corrupt officials deserve to be hanged as punishment for their crimes, pointing out that their actions have had a negative effect on the lives of Kenyans.
Speaking at Maguguni village in her constituency during the registration of disabled persons, the lawmaker insisted that prudence in the utilization of public funds must henceforth be embraced by all Kenyans, their social-economic and political status notwithstanding.
She upheld that the reintroduction of the death penalty will compel Kenyans to fear looting from public coffers and hanging a few of those legally found as having embezzled public funds will serve as a major lesson.
“Other countries are serious with proper utilization of generated revenue. The looting of public funds should not be a topic of discussion in this era. I am urging the president, let everyone found stealing from Kenyans face the death penalty. Let us hang a few and corruption will be a thing of the past in this country,” the MP said.
While referencing the controversial Finance Bill that she said will see the country massively collect taxes, the legislator noted that Kenyans should not struggle to fund operations of the government and development projects only for their hard-earned money to end up in the pockets of a few individuals.
“In the event we reintroduce this law, the corrupt will be committing suicide before they are even arrested and as a result, proper use of public funds will see the country take major steps towards growth,” the MP said.
The MP at the same time revealed that the country was financially constrained and as a result, the government has not been able to meet its financial Inua Jamii obligations to persons abled differently and the elderly.
While rooting for patience to enable the government to raise the required funds, Ng’ang’a stated that former administrations used to deliver the monthly stipends on time as they relied on external borrowing contrary to the current administration which is keen on sourcing its revenues locally.
On his part, Ngoliba War MCA Joakim Njama while calling on the government to expedite the release of the Inua Jamii kitty regretted that most people who are abled differently have been suffering for months as most of them rely on the stipends to purchase food and medicine.
He at the same time urged counties to form legislations and policies that will force builders to construct disabled-people-friendly houses to enhance service delivery among all Kenyans.
“We are also asking the counties to eliminate house approval fees for disabled people to enable them to easily build their homes. The same way we allow them not to pay taxes should see us exempt them from the approvals fees payment but their building plans should be analyzed,” said Njama.
Caregivers and mothers to children abled differently narrated a heart-wrenching story of the numerous challenges they face bringing up the children but expressed optimism that once registered, the government will easily support their parenting role by giving them funds and education.