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Stop frustrating opposition, Wetang’ula tells Jubilee

07 December 2015, 10:31 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Senator Moses Wetang’ula has cautioned the Jubilee administration to stop frustrating the opposition leaders by intimidating and harassing them through the use of security agencies.

He termed the recent arrest of a Bumula politician, Jack Wamboka, as misuse of power and barbaric.

Speaking at Bumula market Centre on Sunday during a solidarity meeting with Wamboka who was arrested last week on allegation of inciting hate, Wetang’ula accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of presiding over a corrupt regime.

“When we speak about the ills facing the country, we are arrested and bundled in dingy police cells while others are planning for my downfall for being vocal on corrupt underground dealings. We will not be frustrated and will continue campaigning for a corrupt-free Kenya,” he said.

The CORD co-principal noted that the National Youth Service saga, Eurobond saga and the current Galana irrigation scheme where billions of money got lost are some of the projects the opposition will keep highlighting on so that the government can use the cash to launch development projects instead of ending up in few individuals pockets.

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“The Jubilee government has not been sincere in its effort to fight graft. You can cheat some people all the time but you can’t cheat all people all the time. We are more than re-energized to fight corruption until we see a corrupt-free country,” said Wetang’ula.

He faulted the recent cabinet appointments adding that it did not represent the face of Kenya owing to the fact that majority of the cabinet secretaries belong to one of the dominant tribes in the country.

Kiminini Mp, Chris Wamalwa said that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is duty-bound to listen to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula instead of deleting his name from the voters register without giving him time to defend himself.

“We believe that IEBC will do its work objectively before making a decision. They are not a court of law but an independent commission which should give the accused person time to defend himself before making a final ruling,” said Wamalwa.

He called on the government to stop frustrating the opposition leaders by trying to gag them.

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