CORD MPs defend Odinga, Musyoka against land grabbing claims
15 July 2015, 11:42
Nairobi – A section of CORD legislators have defended their coalition principals, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka against land grabbing claims made by some Jubilee MPs.
The nine opposition MPs led by National Assembly Minority Leader, Francis Nyenze said Jubilee government has failed in fighting corruption, therefore resorting to political witch-hunting in associating Odinga and Musyoka to land grabbing.
Associating the CORD principals to land grabbing is political witch-hunt. If Jubilee is serious in the fight against corruption, then it should start with the Weston Hotel land,” said Nyenze.
He accused the Jubilee government of using diversionary tactics in dealing with corruption involving leaders from its coalition, particularly following the opposition’s pressure for it to revoke the Weston Hotel land which allegedly has links to the Deputy President, William Ruto.
“The name of Musyoka is being drugged into the alleged Yatta land grab after he raised an alert on the government’s failure to fight corruption especially in the National Youth Service (NYS). Kalonzo Musyoka acquired the Yatta land legally and ownership documents can be proved from the Ministry of Lands,” said Nyenze.
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He added that it is unfair for politicians to accuse their rivals of corruption to tarnish their names because of different political inclinations.
The Minority Leader further said the NYS camp at Yatta should be relocated immediately from Ukambani region because it has no value to the residents.
ODM nominated Senator, Judith Sijeny also defended Odinga from the alleged Bondo Kenya Airports Authority and Ramogi Training Institute land grabbing and said investigations should be done to ascertain powerful individuals linked to the grabbing.
“We remind Jubilee that they are the government, and they are the ones sitting on the Ndung’u Report and the TJRC report which we in CORD have been demanding that it be implemented without further delay,” said Sijeny.
She challenged the government to reveal those behind the attempted Karen land grab, controversial renewal lease of Taita Taveta land and the owner of another controversial land in Lamu if it is serious in fighting corruption.
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