Orengo ready to step aside
27 March 2015, 14:46
Nairobi - Siaya Senator James Orengo says he is ready to step aside and let the law take its course over corruption allegations.
The Senator was reacting to the State of the Nation Address in which president Uhuru Kenyatta urged leaders implicated in anti- corruption cases to step aside and await investigations to be completed.
He said that he will heed the call and step aside pending investigations that will take place over the coming months by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC.
Orengo is implicated in alleged corrupt deals that took place during his tenure as Minister of Lands.
" I will step aside in the name of goodwill and in line with fighting corruption," he said.
" I have not, and will not condone corruption and will do all I can to support efforts to eradicate it," he added.
It is not yet clear what will come of the declaration, as Orengo is an elected member of the National Assembly.
Other senior officials who have been implicated in the EACC report include Governors and Cabinet Secretaries in the current government.
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