DPP asked to prosecute Raila over Eurobond dossier
19 January 2016, 12:54
Nairobi - Kieni MP, Kanini Kega has asked Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Keriako Tobiko to arrest and prosecute CORD leader Raila Odinga over the Eurobond dossier.
Kega said the names released by Raila last week were cooked to paint the government as corrupt.
“Odinga named Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua as one of those involved in the saga. He wants to drag the name of the President in the list. Raila is misguided and he is misleading Kenyans,” said Kega at Narumoru Township.
He asserted that the opposition leader released the names just to beat his three-day ultimatum.
Kega stated that members of parliament will follow up the Eurobond funds amounting to KES 250 billion to ensure they benefit the public.
“It is not easy to steal KES 250 billion without being noticed as CORD leader is alluding. Even foreign countries would have raised alarm. No money was lost and the names were unleashed to hoodwink Kenyans that he is not corrupt. This is a political game,” said Kega.
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Odinga named top government officials whom he termed as ‘persons of interest’ in the Eurobond saga led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge and Accountant-General Bernard Ndung’u, and called for their resignation.
He also named President Uhuru’s Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) chairman Mohammed Nyaoga, former CBK Governor Njuguna Ndung’u, CBK’s Financial Markets Director John Birech and his Financial Management colleague Moses Muthui.
Meanwhile, Mukurweini MP kabando wa Kabando said the Odinga’s dossier is intended to shock and scare global financial players from dealing with Kenya due to fear of the reputation risk this may attract.
“Raila's smear is part of the ongoing campaign to demonise and isolate key national institutions to spur anarchy. The very choice of names of key government officials that Raila has selected to smear actually betrays his true intentions; ethnic profiling intended to achieve ethnic cleansing of the public service of senior public servants from targeted communities,” Kabando said.
He noted that no evidence has been presented about possible loss of funds but just a continuation of the smear and hate campaign.
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