State and public officers who have either been questioned or adversely mentioned over corruption are being barred from travelling to Europe and America as western diplomats moved to raise pressure in the war against graft.

Eleven diplomats who held a meeting with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said they would impose travel restrictions on officials linked to corruption, saying graft was undermining the country’s future.

The joint statement was read to the press by the US Ambassador to Kenya, Mr Robert Godec, who led the team to the EACC offices.