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Polygraph test to weed out corruption in Kenya

Smarting from a slew of corruption scandals that have rocked his administration, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has now suggested that government officials in charge of procurement should take a polygraph test to help deal with graft, Daily Nation reports.

He said the test was just one of new measures that would be unveiled to deal with corruption.

He made the announcement in his speech at the official celebration of Madaraka day - the day Kenya assumed self rule.

He said Kenya had to eliminate "corruption in our country before it fully destroys us and the future of our children".

The latest corruption scandal to hit Mr Kenyatta's administration is the theft of 8bn Kenyan shillings (£59m; $78m) in one of his signature projects that was set up to address youth unemployment.

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Some 40 civil servants are facing charges over the stealing of the money from the National Youth Service.

There have been numerous corruption cases since Mr Kenyatta took power, but little in the way of high profile convictions.

According to a March report by the auditor general, some $400m of public funds could not be accounted for.

The news of a polygraph test has been met with scorn on Twitter:

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