Kenya suspends 16 officials for corrupt acts, including 4 ministers

As the BBC reports, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended four members of his cabinet in addition to 12 other government officials due to their being implicated in allegations of corrupt acts.  The primarily affected ministries were transport, energy, labour and agriculture.  (UPDATE: A fifth minister vacated her post on Sunday, three days after the original action by the President).
The drastic action by the leadership comes after Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chairman Mumo Matemu recently proclaimed that “all arms of government must join hands in the fight against corruption for the vice to be effectively fought,” at the closing ceremony of a leadership training programme at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi.  “For Corruption to be effectively fought, the fight has to be wedged by  all the arms of government; the Executive, the Judiciary and Legislature.”

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