EACC will not arrest Raila Odinga after he cooperated


WaqoThe Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has backtracked its earlier threat to arrest the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga if he fails to appear before it Monday.

In a press briefing Monday morning, EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo said they will not pursue the CORD leader since he has cooperatedwith the commission regarding his Eurobond claims.

“The commission would like to confirm to the nation that Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga has complied with the terms of the summons through his lawyers via a letter dated 11th December 2015 providing a summary of his concerns on the Eurobond but without supportive documents.”

“Hon. Raila’s concerns are based on two treasury documents namely: Quarterly Economic Budget Review (QEBR) for the 4thQuarter of 2014/2015 and Budget Review Outlook Paper (BBROP) dated September 2015. This information has been forwarded to a team of investigators and is being treated as his statement on the matter.”

Waqo, however, stated that Odinga’s statement did not have supporting documents to back his claims saying it has been forwarded to investigators.

Halakhe further said that the summons issued were in good faith and those summoned should “consider it an honour to be found worthy that they have something to assist in investigations.”

“Further, the reforms and democratic space was inspired by among other things, non-selective enforcement of the law and fighting impunity. For the country to win the war on corruption, all Kenyans regardless of status or political affiliations are expected to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.”

Last week EACC had threatened to prosecute the CORD leader if he does not adhere to summons to appear before the commission today.


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