List of officials named in corruption allegations
28 March 2015, 10:02
Nairobi - A number of well known and high ranking public officials have been urged to resign from office and allow investigations over corrupt deals. Just who are they?
The list of shame as some have chosen to call it, is set to be officially released to the public next week after it was handed over to parliament in the name of an anti corruption report from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission EACC.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked those named in the report to resign to show their willingness to fight corruption until they are cleared by the EACC.
But just who are some of the officials?
CS's mentioned in the report include the already well mentioned Felix Koskei (Agriculture), Eng. Michael Kamau (Transport and Roads), Charity Ngilu (Land, Housing and Urban Development) and Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum).
Senior Gov't officials
Principal Secretaries Mutea Iringo and Secretary to the cabinet Francis Kimemia have also been mentioned in the report.
A number of Governors have also been mentioned, including Council of Governors chairman Isaac Ruto (Bomet), Evans Kidero (Nairobi), Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Cyrian Awiti (Homabay), Peter Munya (Meru) and Hassan Joho (Mombasa).
Governors though have said that they will not resign as they are elected and not appointed public officers.
Senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) are the only members of the Senate in the list of shame. Orengo has already declared a willingness to resign.
MPs named are Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills) Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South), Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache North, John Serut (Mt Elgon) and Sanjeev Birdi (Nominated).
Keter and Birdi are the most recent entrants into the list, having been embroiled in the weigh bridge saga in Gilgil last month, after being caught on camera trying to have a lorry illegally released from impound.
All members of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee have also been told to step aside over their alleged links to corruption. They include Ababu Namwamba (Budalangi) and Cecily Mbarire (Runyenjes) amongst others.
Geothermal Development Corporation MD Silas Simiyu is the only current parastatal boss mentioned on the list.
Question is, will they resign?
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