Stop exposing Waiguru to “mob lynching” over NYS graft, CORD told
19 November 2015, 08:09
Nairobi – Nominated Senator, Beth Mugo has cautioned the opposition against exposing the embattled Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru to “mob lynching” over massive graft scandals in the National Youth Service (NYS).
Mugo asked CORD leaders and legislators to allow relevant anti-corruption agencies and the Director of Public Prosecutions to discharge their duties independently without politicizing the process and making their own judgment demanding Waiguru to step aside.
“I support women in leadership but I do not condone corruption at all; there is no doubt about that. I know very well that corruption undermines national development by weakening the institutional foundations upon which economic growth depends,” said Mugo.
She challenged the opposition to play their watchdog role with care and decorum by offering alternative approached to management of public resources and not “peddling lies” against the Jubilee government.
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“Unfortunately, the opposition is spending a lot of time putting barriers and roadblocks to each and every government effort to improve the state of the nation,” claimed Mugo.
The TNA nominated Senator said the opposition led by Raila Odinga should desist from propagating “unnecessary political anxiety” in the country and instead utilize its time and energy in strengthening institutional framework for improved service delivery to citizens.
Mugo also faulted the recent opinion poll by Infotrak which showed that over 60% of Kenyans lack faith in Jubilee government due to massive corruption and that the country was heading in the wrong direction. She said the poll was partisan and meant to serve interests of opposition’s political agenda.
“Kenya is firmly on track. The country has proved to be a leader in the East African region and it is time to build on that. This is not time for unwarranted sideshows through partisan opinion polls being cheered on and engineered by the opposition,” said Mugo.
She was speaking to the press at Parliament Buildings.
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