Attorney General, Justin Muturi, on Friday, December 9, proposed including an anti-corruption chant to be sung after the National Anthem.
Corruption, he argued, was one of the vices stifling democracy and the growth of the economy in Kenya.
“We have a great country, and at 58 years, we now know what ails us, what we need to do to grow.
“We must discard those habits. To do this, we must continue to be reminded every hour every day just like we say the Lord’s Prayer,” Muturi stated while gracing the International Anti-Corruption Day at the Kenya School of Government (KSG).
Attorney General Justin Muturi (centre) arrives at the Green Park Terminus on November 30, 2022, ahead of the launch of the Hustler’s Fund.
According to the AG, the anthem would be sung during national and international events.
He advised that an anti-corruption song would instil a sense of obligation in young Kenyans who would grow up familiar with the national values.
It would also indoctrinate young Kenyans to avoid corruption in their daily endeavours.
“There was a very nice song, I don’t know why I haven’t heard it again, that was sung, and I thought, why don’t we add it so that we keep reminding ourselves,” Muturi urged, targeting the countless events held in the country every year.
International Anti-Corruption Day (IAD) is marked to raise awareness of corruption and champion efforts to curb it at local, national, regional and international levels.
The United Nations designated International Anti-Corruption Day to help the world understand the complex nature of corruption.
Kenya is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2021.
The country’s corruption index is closer to Nigeria, Somalia, Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Laos, and Paraguay.
Meanwhile, Kenyan activist and anti-graft crusader, John Githongo, was, on Friday, December 9, declared the winner of the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award 2022.
Attorney General Justin Muturi preparing before he appears on the Committee of Appointments on Monday, August 2022