Raila retracts Eurobond statement
21 January 2016, 19:04
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has retracted an earlier statement calling a number of high ranking Treasury officials Eurobond thieves.
Speaking Thursday in Nairobi, Raila insisted that the persons he mentioned as being in the know on Eurobond matters are not necessarily thieves.
He said that the 10 persons named in the list were in positions of influence over the bond but did not mean that they stole anything.
" I did not say that they are thieves," he said at his Capitol Hill offices.
" I merely suggested that they are in a position to explain why the Eurobond has been used and where and when by virtue of their offices," he added.
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He was reacting to the statements by the persons named in his list asking him to retract his statement or face the law.
The CORD leader insisted still that KES 140 billion out of the KES 400 billion borrowed was plundered.
" To this day we have asked them to show us where the money went and the projects they did but they have refused. That in itself says that there is something wrong here," he continued.
Raila named Treasury CS Henry Rotich, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua,
Treasury PS Kamau Thugge, former CBK Governor Njuguna Ndung'u, Accountant General Bernard Ndung'u, CBK's acting
Financial markets director John Birech, Financial management director
Moses Muthui and Patrick Kamau as the persons of interest in the Eurobond saga.
They have all stated that they will seek legal redress over the allegations.
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