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Rhetoric as underfire Ngilu retains her job

28 March 2015, 16:28 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Kenyans have reacted with awe at Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu's failure to resign from her position following a similar move by her fellow colleagues.

21 top ranking government officials all resigned from office for a period of 60 days Saturday to pave way for investigations into alleged corruption in their various dockets.

Missing from the list though was Ngilu, who has been heavily implicated in several scandals linked to her lands ministry.

The president had asked that any public officials who have been mentioned in the report by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC step aside voluntarily to allow investigations.

Ngilu though has yet to do so and was not on the list of officers expected to quit.

Kenyans too were left wondering how Ngilu is still in office despite her well known indiscretions and took to social media to pose the question.

" Where is Ngilu?, Jimmy Ngure said on Facebook. Is she too big to step aside?," he posed.

" Great move by the president and the 21 too, to step aside but the big question is, where is Charity Ngilu and why has she not taken a walk?," Martin Osoro also asked on Facebook.

On Twitter, the feelings were the same, with some questioning the whole process of forcing officers to resign if some still remain in office.

" @mercynjueh said" Where is Ngilu now? she posed, while @isiahogola asked, "Where is Ngilu hiding? he asked.

In the streets of Nairobi, the feeling was the same.

" I don't understand why the president has not dealt with Ngilu, because the lands ministry is filled with so many scandals, " Lilian Kalume said.

On his part, Jackson Onami thought Ngilu would be the first out of office.

" Ngilu should have been the first out. How has she not been taken away? he asked. The president must not be seen to be protecting others, he added.

According to sources, more suspensions should be expected, as the pressure to act on graft increases.

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