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Jubilee has killed economy, Wetang'ula says

14 December 2015, 18:57 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - CORD co-principal, Moses Wetang'ula has refuted Jubilee leaders' claims that the opposition was sabotaging the economy for by demanding answers on how the KES 250 billion Eurobond money was spent.

Wetang'ula, who is also the Bungoma Senator and Senate Minority Leader affirmed that opposition leaders will not bow to Jubilee government's intimidation seeking to silence them from performing their constitutional watchdog role.

"We are not making the country look bad for investors but Jubilee leaders are ones who have made it look bad through massive corruption," said Wetang'ula.

Wetang'ula while citing Pope Francis' preachings during his recent tour, said the Catholic church pontiff's move to condemn corruption, ethnic exclusivity and land grabbing in the country showed that the country was improperly led.

"The Pope also understands that corruption is rife in this country; that is why he warned private developers who have been grabbing school children's play grounds," said Wetang'ula.

He warned Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) against being used by the government to intimidate and harass CORD leader, Raila Odinga, who has been raising alarm over misappropriation of KES 140 billion from the Eurobond cash.

Read alsoWhy EACC failed to arrest Raila

The Bungoma Senator challenged EACC detectives to conduct independent investigations on the alleged misuse of Eurobond funds by probing officers involved in the expenditure of the money rather than pursuing graft whistle-blowers.

However, he maintained that the opposition, media and civil society will not be cowed by Jubilee's threats and directive to anti-corruption agencies to have individuals unable to substantiate graft claims against the government arrested.

The Deputy President William Ruto accused the opposition of sabotaging Kenya's economy and had demanded the arrest of Odinga if he fails to honor EACC's summon to furnish it with information regarding his alleged KES 140 billion loss from Eurobond cash.

President Uhuru Kenyatta while addressing the nation during the Jamhuri Day celebrations on Saturday, warned that no one is above the law and that they should be held accountable by respective government security and anti-corruption agencies from claims they make.

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