Is Raila's Eurobond list fact or fiction?
14 January 2016, 17:09
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga's revelation of alleged Eurobond thieves has raised questions over whether his sources are good enough or he is just engaging in Political games.
Raila named a number of current and former high ranking government officials in his list of what he terms an organized mission ti defraud Kenyans of the KES 400 billion Euro loan.
Raila named the officials as Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich,
Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Treasury Permanent Secretary
Kamau Thugge and former Central Bank of Kenya Governor Njuguna Ndung'u.
Others in the list were Central Bank chairman Jairus Nyaoga, Benard Ndung'u, John Birech, Moses Muthui and Patrick Kamau.
naming of the officials came just a week after the Ethics and Anti
Corruption Commision EACC released a statement saying that after
thorough investigation, there was no evidence of theft of the bond thus prompting debate over whether the list is genuine.
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Blogger Robert Alai, who has a keen eye on Raila's movements insists that the list is legitimate.
" Outside the government, Raila has the most organized investigative network in the country. Trust him when he releases such a list," he said.
On the other hand Nominated MP Johnstone Sakaja who also doubles up as TNA chairman laughed off the list.
" There is nothing to say about it. The fact that it has come after official public authorities released their findings sums up the list," he said.
Legal experts felt that for Raila to come forward and release such a list would mean that he has some sort of evidence to back his claims.
" You can bet that there will be lawsuits coming his (Raila's) way especially after the EACC cleared the said officials, so I can imagine he has some sort of backing to his claims," Lawyer Stephen Ombongi told News24.
Raila has already noted that he knows that there will be legal ramifications over the list he has produced.
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