Uhuru still covering up and protecting Waiguru, Raila says
17 November 2015, 17:24
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta is protecting Devolution CS Anne Waiguru from corruption charges, CORD leader Raila Odinga insists.
Raila insists that the President is protecting Waiguru by forcing other officials at the National Youth Service as well as the ministry to take the blame for corruption while she is shielded.
Senior officials at the Devolution Ministry as well as NYS have been implicated in the loss of KES 791 million.
Waiguru has so far not been charged.
Here is Raila's full statement over the matter.
I have read from the Kenyan media that the Director of Public
Prosecutions has ordered the prosecution of the Principal Secretary of
the Ministry of Devolution Mr. Peter Mangiti and the National Youth
Service Director General Mr. Nelson Githinji for trying to cover up a
conspiracy to defraud the National Youth Service of KES 695.4 Million.
This turn of events in the saga about corruption in the Ministry of
Devolution and particularly the NYS is not surprising. The action has
been undertaken against the backdrop of twists and turns in this saga.
The twists and turns have all been attempts at ensuring that those who
bear the real and greatest responsibility for the loss of taxpayers
money at NYS are not brought to account for their criminal actions.
Those attempts having failed, and with revelations pointing in the
direction of real culprits, it has become necessary for "fall guys" to
be quickly identified and taken down to save the actual thieves.
This latest move is cover up and a conspiracy against the law and the tax payers.
I believe Peter Mangiti and Nelson Githinji are not alone in whatever
they are accused of doing. They are just but the apostles of the High
Priestess of corruption in Kenya, whom, for some mysterious reasons, the
Jubilee regime is determined to protect at all costs.
I wish to
remind President Uhuru Kenyatta of the resolutions of the 11 Cabinet
meeting he chaired at State House, Nairobi, on December 2, 2014. Two
resolutions of that meeting stand out.
Item 1.8 of the December 2, 2014 resolutions read:
"The roles of cabinet secretaries have been widened. They now have
greater oversight in sanctioning procurement in MDAs and State and
Government Agencies, formerly a preserve of principal secretaries. They
will now also approve work, procurement and cash flow plans.
Resolution 1.10. read:
"Cabinet secretaries will lead major transformation strategic
initiatives in their ministries, including approval and attainment of
targets and managing integrity and accountability matters. These changes
follow the structural shifts ocassioned by the CoK that have
necessitated a paradigm shift in doctrine and philosophy of the civil
service, and its attendant operations, procedures, systems and manuals.
This resolution is not reflected in the decisions regarding crimes
committed at the ministers."
These provisions are being ignored in
the case of the crimes committed at the Devolution Ministry and Kenyans
need to be told why.
The government must stop taking Kenyans for fools. We refuse to accept that the NYS corruption saga has now been settled.
It is not possible for government agencies to investigate senior
government officers while they are still in office more less make public
adverse conclusions they may want to reach arising from such
The charging of Mangiti and Githinji is just a tip
of the iceberg. The plot is way much thicker than we are being told.
The script being played out is exactly the same as the one that was
played out in the Anglo-Leasing scandal. It starts with denial, then
claims that no money was lost, then with the return of money and finally
in the taking down of a few "fall guys."
The only way the
government can convince Kenyans that it is genuine in its
anti-corruption drive on this NYS saga is by appointing an independent
international audit firm to look into the transactions and accounts of
NYS and all the tender procurement and payment since April 2013 and
assign responsibility. The firm must be instructed to follow the money
trail and unearth the real beneficiaries of these payments.
The report of the firm should be made public and submitted simultaneously to both the President and Parliament.
If the government doesn't do this, that is evidence that this is all a
cover up to save the High Priestess of Corruption in Kenya.
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