Victory for CORD as Waiguru forced out of office
23 November 2015, 14:47
Nairobi - After a series of defeats and embarrassing losses, the CORD coalition finally got a victory of some sort thanks to the resignation of Devolution CS Anne Waiguru.
The CS resigned Saturday after months of pressure from opposition leaders as well as some members of the ruling Jubilee Coalition and Civil society.
This is after the CS's ministry was found to have lost billions of shillings thanks to corrupt deals.
She had initially refused to resign and President Uhuru Kenyatta had not heeded calls to ask her step aside over the graft allegations.
But with her resignation, CORD was left the winner of a battle that had been waged over a number of months by the opposition chiefs.
" The President has made the right choice and forced Waiguru to resign. She caused him alot of headache," a clearly delighted Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula said after her resignation.
CORD leader Raila Odinga also weighed in on the matter.
" The government must take a stand against corruption. It is not an option but a Constitutional requirement," he said.
For observers though, the move will re-assure CORD that they do have some clout still.
" CORD will feel good about themselves after this latest event. Waiguru was a key component of President Kenyatta's government and it will be a blow to him but a win for CORD," Political Analyst Michael Njenga told News24.
" They will now know that they can push campaigns as they did on this matter and gain some leverage. It will be a sweet one for CORD," he added.
Waiguru has stated that she hopes to be back in office soon, after she gets her health back and also has the ongoing issues at the Devolution Ministry cleared.
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