Drama As Anne Waiguru Saga Pits CORD Lawmakers Against Raila
The first time that two of their MPs declared their stance, ODM warned that they would be punished. This does not seem to have altered their decision to side with the embattled cabinet secretary for devolution.
Raila has been calling for Waiguru’s resignation after she admitted that there were indeed corrupt dealings at her ministry.
However, those from constituencies implementing NYS projects have consistently defended her saying the issue has been politicised.
The 71 MPs from both CORD and Jubilee parties insist that the projects should continue and even be spread to the other constituencies.
“What Ms Waiguru did is lawful, so instead of politicising the matter, let those found culpable in the fraudulent dealings be answerable,” said Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka.
Claims of corruption at the NYS led Waiguru to initiate an investigation whose report revealed 22 names of people linked to irregular payments.
‘Special Treatment’ For Anne Waiguru
The officials have been suspended pending further action by Director of Public Prosecutions Kerioko Tobiko.
Kenyans on social media were up in arms when State House declared that Waiguru would not be suspended over the corrupt dealings. They criticized government’s move to oust Lands Cabinet secretary Charity Ngilu and defend that of Waiguru.
CORD’s co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka also accused the Jubilee administration of giving Waiguru special treatment. He said they should be instead striving to restore confidence in the fight against corruption.