Raila receives monthly ‘salary’ from CORD governors – Duale
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale in a past interview with Citizen TV at his office in Parliament Buildings. PHOTO: File
National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale, now claims that the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, receives monthly stipends from governors in what could spark a new wave of political condemnation between the opposition coalition and ruling Jubilee coalition.
In a press conference held at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, November 23, Duale said that in addition to the monthly stipend, the CORD leader’s bills during his trips to counties are catered for by the governors.
“I can confirm that during Raila’s recent visit to Wajir and Garissa counties, the choppers were paid for by the governors, and I have evidence to prove it.”
“Raila must refund the millions he has received as allowances, stipends, pocket money and hotel fees.”
Duale further hit out at the ODM leader for apparent doublespeak on matters corruption saying his combative attributes when speaking against corruption in government is never replicated when “CORDed counties” are implicated in graft.
He questioned Raila’s move to defend Kilifi Governor, Amason Jeffa Kingi, over the loss of Ksh 51 million at his county, saying as the party leader, he should take responsibility over the scandal.
“He has previously asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to take responsibility for corruption in the government, yet he is now asking for due process to be followed in investigating the scandal in Kilifi,” said Duale.
Duale accused Kingi of engaging in corrupt activities including buying a Ksh 160 million house using taxpayers money instead of buying of food for the locals.