UK High Commissioner shares cheeky photo citing difficulty in fighting graft in Kenya

UK High Commissioner to Kenya has shared a picture that cleverly denoted Kenya’s inability to fight corruption.

High Commissioner Jane Marriott on Wednesday tweeted a pizza photo in the UK, but also captured an Africog report dubbed “ STATE CAPTURE: Inside Kenya’s inability to fight corruption”

“Briefly back in the UK. Appreciating and enjoying a (gluten free – am coeliac) pizza, the privilege of tap water…and some Kenya reading, as the big issues continue to challenge us all,” Marriott tweeted.

There is an intensified crackdown on graft in the last one year, since the appointment of new bosses at the DCI, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and at the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission.

When Ambassador Marriott visited the EACC on October 24, she said the UK is actively supporting the war on corruption but noted the resources in the crackdown were limited.

“Visited the very hard-working team at the @EACCKenya this morning. Great integrity, few resources, focusing on the big names. The UK is actively supporting the fight against graft,” she tweeted.

The war on corruption has, however, faced challenges as convictions have been hard to come by.

The UK along with other embassies in Kenya in January issued a joint statement in support of the country’s efforts to fight corruption and bring prosperity to its citizens.

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