The Auditor General Nancy Gathungu on Tuesday has asked those who steal from Kenyans to invest their loot locally rather than taking the money abroad. Gathungu advised that money stolen from Kenyans should be ploughed back into the economy from which the proceeds were taken.
“Perhaps we should start a campaign that says if you steal it and you are able to get away with it, invest it in the country where it is stolen. If you steal it from Kenyans, invest it in Kenya,” she declared. “It sounds very strange, but perhaps we could then see development taking place in our country and then later we ask the question, where did you get it from?” she added.
Gathungu said Kenya has to keep a keen eye on Illicit Financial Flows, so that those who steal public funds are held accountable.
The Auditor General made her remarks during the launch of Transparency International (TI) Kenya’s 2022/2028 strategic plan.