President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday directed that all public officials should be subjected going forward in a spirited fight against corruption.
Speaking after commissioning the Miritini-Mwache-Kipevu linkÂ roadÂ at Miritini, Mombasa County, aÂ tough-talking Uhuru swore that going forward, looting of public resources must come to an end at all cost.
“Na hii tabia ya watu kuibaÂ mali ya Wakenya haki ya Mungu itaisha katika Taifa la Kenya (In the name of God, this habit of people fleecing public coffers must come to an end).”
The Head of State indicated that he will be the first to undergo a lifestyle audit then Deputy President William Ruto will follow suit followed by other government officials.
His call, however, seems to have reenergized the resolution of the citizens to fight the vice collectively.
This has seen tweeps unitedly takeÂ to Twitter wagingÂ a spirited war by exposing corrupt government officials andÂ conducting aÂ lifestyle audit under the tag #WeKnowYourSalary.
The naming and shaming initiative is directed towards exposing public officials whose assets and properties show great disparityÂ comparedÂ to their net salaries.
#WeKnowYourSalary Kenya is the only other country where people who sell no product or services are more wealthy than entrepreneurs.
â€” Kabatadr (@Kabatadr1) June 15, 2018
Airpreneurs killing SMEs #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Alex Ondeng’ (@ondeng2013) June 15, 2018
#WeKnowYourSalary. Our area MCA in #kahawawest was a Car washer right now driving a heavy car than the ones he used to wash, the roads a in very bad state. I’ll send a section of the road which is just next to his office.
â€” aviator tosha (@aviatortosha) June 15, 2018
We had police vetting which exposed Millionaires in the service who all claimed they and their spouses operate Chicken business. Aki hii Kenya ina mbwembwe Na sarakasi!! #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” King Mswati V (@VKapeen) June 15, 2018
Before this lifestyle audit many government officials will resign from their positions, because they’ll not able to explain the source of their wealth with token income that they earn.#WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Helton Munee Mwengea (@H_Munee001) June 15, 2018
â€” TEA_HOUSE+254 (@teeoohusee1) June 15, 2018
We are not interested in anyone’s salary, we are interested with billions stolen from us, some politicians became rich in few years & we are here struggling around since independence. @Asamoh_@HomabayMoha @MuktarKinow @Machukah @WanjikuRevolt @han_hajji #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Almamy KalumanzillaÂ (@AlmamyMoha) June 15, 2018
Civil servants which Sacco is this that gives someone the kind of money to build more than five flats or which bank offers such kind of a loan? Iâ€™d like to know…the lifestyle mind boggling! #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Bobby Vj (@BobbyVjoe) June 15, 2018
Ask an American billionaire how he made his wealth and he will say real estate. Ask a Frenchman,he will say hotels and restaurants. Ask an Italian billionaire he will say fashion industry. Ask a billionaire Kenyan politician “Ni Mungu tu!” am a Hustler #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Robert Kaman (@r4kaman) June 15, 2018
#WeKnowYourSalary is the kind of snitching that Kenya needs and I hope @EACCKenya is taking note and do a follow up. This is free human intelligence that shouldnâ€™t go into waste. We can only win if we work collectively. Overnight millionaires from the top owes us explanations.
â€” Kenya WestÂ (@KinyanBoy) June 15, 2018
Let these politicians and crooks continue laughing with their teeth outside. They will know that the revolution is coming from deep within the peoples hearts#WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Gathoni (@I_am_Gathoni) June 15, 2018
A lady who works at Kenya National Audit office, & her husband who worked for the Vihiga County Govt bought 2 apartments worth 70m back in 2015 #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” John Muriango (@juanmuriango) June 15, 2018
â€” Ory Okolloh Mwangi (@kenyanpundit) June 15, 2018
kenya politicians who sources of wealth remain unknown all claim to be “hardworking ” Smart business men. #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Robert Kaman (@r4kaman) June 15, 2018
This will be a bombshell let’s get this county government village millionaires #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Karesa Chesire (@chabuh_) June 15, 2018
#WeKnowYourSalary way to go, its gonna be messy, noisy and with casualties
â€” Kinuthia Zac (@KinuthiaZ) June 15, 2018
The president amesema watu wafanye Lifestyle Audit. So how much is Your Governor worth? #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” #TheNetwork254 (@DonVictorSimon) June 15, 2018
Then those Doctors in Public Hospitals and own Several Chemists and Pharmaceutical Shops. Then in hospital we lack full Medication. Remember that #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” Gerald NgaoÂ (@geraldngaopk) June 15, 2018
Kenyan Patriots of good will should stand up for their rights en demand 4 lifestyle audit on public servants en those found to have acquired wealth through fraud shld resign with immediate effect be jailed we can’t be paying taxes only 2 benefit few individuals #WeKnowYourSalary
â€” THE PATRIOT (@ochieng_phestoh) June 15, 2018
â€” Son of Nancy (@SirNdekeo) June 15, 2018
â€” R K DAVID (@RKDAVID1) June 15, 2018