Graft thrives in Uhuru and Ruto’s of­fices, they must be held to ac­count, says Raila

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Cord leader Raila Odinga yes­ter­day said Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto’s of­fices should be held re­spon­si­ble for the ram­pant cor­rup­tion in the coun­try.

He said the ex­ec­u­tive has ac­tively and di­rectly un­der­mined the lead­er­ship of the Ethics and Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion and other anti-graft agen­cies. Raila warned Uhuru against ab­di­cat­ing his au­thor­ity as the Pres­i­dent on mat­ters con­cern­ing cor­rup­tion and against in­ter­fer­ence in on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions by lim­it­ing the work of the in­ves­ti­gat­ing agen­cies.

He said the govern­ment has the ca­pac­ity to de­tect and stop cor­rup­tion to de­liver jus­tice to tax­pay­ers. “The EACC ac­cused by the Pres­i­dent of mis­lead­ing him is a mori­bund or­gan­i­sa­tion that has be­come a laun­dro­mat for cor­rup­tion,” Raila said.

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