Tell Kenyans where the Sh215bn Eurobond cash is, Raila urges Jubilee
ODM leader Raila Odinga yesterday asked the Jubilee government to explain how the Sh215 billion from the Eurobond proceeds was spent, as the Auditor General says the money cannot be accounted for.
He questioned why the government has been silent on this matter for months until the report by the Auditor General yesterday revealed the money was missing.
“When I spoke about Eurobond theft, they said I was just making noise for political mileage. Now the Auditor General has let the cat out of the bag. Can they explain where the money went?” Raila said in Kakamega when he met 1,000 party delegates drawn in the county.
He said it is a pity Jubilee leaders continue to tell Kenyans that all is well when the country is in debt of about Sh3.3 trillion.
“Why is it difficult for them to account for the Eurobond money and explain how it was spent?” Raila asked.
According to the report by the Auditor General, Sh215 billion from the controversial Eurobond funds has not been accounted for, two years after the government claimed the cash was allocated to ministries.
Raila said this is unacceptable and Kenyans must be told the truth.
“When I wrote to the governor of Central Bank to allow me visit his office to know how the money was spent, he wrote back to say it was a bank, client matter, not a public matter,” he said.
Raila added that they know how the money was stolen and its beneficiaries.
“Today, every Kenyan has a burden to bear. Even the unborn children are indebted because of the greed by people in the Jubilee government,” the Cord leader said.
Raila said the Eurobond money was a big scandal that should not be let go.
“These people are the same ones who have ruined the economy of this country. Supporting them is killing Kenya,” he said.
Delegates at the meeting urged Odinga to launch his presidential campaign, saying he is the most suitable person to steer Kenya to the next level.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya told members of the party to remain steadfast in support of the party and Raila’s bid for the top seat.
“If there is any elected leader who is uncomfortable and wants to leave, please do it now, and tomorrow I will be at your doorstep with your replacement,” he said.