FORMER Attorney General Musa Mwenye State Counsel says individuals who have served in government but have unexplained wealth must still account for it, whether there is reconciliation or not.
In a post shared on his Facebook page, Monday, Mwenye observed that lack of accountability led to impunity, with successive leaders thinking they were above the law and could abuse their offices without question.
“It must be made clear to all, whether in the current government or those who were in previous governments like myself that forgiveness and reconciliation does not mean lack of accountability. Whether there is reconciliation or not, those who have served in Government but have unexplained wealth must still account for it and must show what taxes they paid in ‘making’ that money! Those who are unable to explain their source of wealth are potentially in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime which is a criminal offense,” stated Mwenye.
“Lack of accountability leads to impunity with successive leaders thinking that they are above the law and can abuse their offices without question. It is time to account for our wealth ladies and gentlemen!”