Chief Justice Emeritus David Maraga has called on University students in the country to avert corruption syndrome that he said is rampant in the country.
Maraga who spoke on Friday during the 19th graduation ceremony at Kabarak University in Nakuru, pointed out that a huge percentage of institutions in the country are facing corruption issues.
He challenged young people seeking employment to maintain high levels of integrity.
Maraga who was the Chief guest at the ceremony however called on the graduates to work hard and use the available opportunities for their own growth.
“We are living at a time when many institutions are facing corruption challenges. I therefore challenge the graduates and young people in the country to always maintain integrity,” he said.
Kabarak University Chancellor Gideon Moi on his part urging Universities to invest more in matters research and innovation.
This he said will enable the coubtry make strides in innovation and the needs of the society.
“There’s need for institutions of higher learning to invest more in matters research and innovation moreso on the needs of society,” he said.
Meanwhile, he urged thise who did not make it to Universities to ensure they join the technical and tertiary insitutions and fulfil their dreams.
During the ceremony, 1 869 students graduated in various courses.
The 19th graduation ceremony at Kabarak University was also attended by Prof Luis Gabriel Franceshi, and Vice Chancellor Prof Henry Kiplagat, among others.