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CORD blames Jubilee for failing to tackle corruption

30 November 2015, 10:46 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - CORD leaders have accused the Jubilee administration of failing to curb the runaway corruption that is hurting Kenyan economy.

Led by CORD Co-principal Moses Wetang'ula, they said that corruption is so deep in the national government and has trickled to counties where leaders and employees are following suit through enriching themselves from ill gotten money.

Speaking at Katiba grounds in Kimilili during a solidarity prayer to stop Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission from deleting his name from the voters roll, Wetang'ula accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto for failing to fight graft and targeting him.

"When American President Barrack Obama visited this country in May, he told the Jubilee administration to fight corruption and tribalism. His sentiments were also echoed by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church who called on the leaders to fight corruption which is rife in the country," he said.

He said that the former Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru stepped down after she was implicated in the National Youth Service scandal and called on other leaders mentioned in graft to follow suit.

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"We cannot sit and watch as few leaders amass a lot of wealth at the expense of majority Kenyans who are wallowing in poverty. It's time that the President should act and do away with corrupt individuals tainting his name," he said.

The Ford Kenya party leader accused the recently constituted cabinet saying it only benefited two tribes and never represented the face of Kenya.

"Luhya's you need to learn and support CORD in the next general election. You see what is happening in the government; you have been sidelined and cake is being shared among the two dominant tribes. Let us be wise and vote for change next time," he said.

Wetang'ula said that he was sure that his name was not going to be deleted owing to the fact the the law is clear that he did not bribe any voter.

Tongaren Mp, Eseli Simiyu said that if IEBC goes ahead to delete Wetang'ula's name, it will amount to contempt of court because the courts of justice, DPP and police who carried out the investigations found out that he did not bribe any voter.

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