Ababu dismisses Raila's 15B 'lorry theft' claim false
03 October 2014, 12:13
Nairobi - Members of parliament have rubbished the claim by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga that KES 15 billion was stolen from Treasury and used to fund election campaigns.
Raila claimed early this week in Kwale that the money was taken from Treasury and wheeled away in lorries and used eventually to fund the 2013 general election campaigns for the Jubilee coalition.
Parliament's Public Accounts Committee has said that investigations conclude the 15 billion amount as false and that indeed only KES 2.4 billion is yet to be accounted fully for.
" At the moment we do not agree with the 15 billion figure as what we have in our records only amounts to KES 2.4 billion", Committee chairman Ababu Namwamba said.
He also went on to state where they believe the funds went to.
" Thus far, there is only the question of use of KES 2.4 billion, 2 billion for a stated confidential expenditure and KES 400 million which went to the National Intelligence Services, he added.
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He also called on politicians to stop spreading rumours over the matter.
" Now we have 15 billion. I am not sure how much it will be on Monday after the weekend rallies, he added.
Raila said that he has evidence the money was used by The current president Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto to fund campaigns for the election in 2013.
He insists that he will come forward before any committee if others too, who have knowledge of the events on that day do the same.
" If they come forward then I will attend the committee, together with them", he said.
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