Uhuru ‘has sur­ren­dered’ in graft war

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s sur­ren­der in the war on graft is rea­son enough to vote him out, Cord co-prin­ci­pal Moses We­tang’ula (pic­tured) has said. The Pres­i­dent, dur­ing the Anti-Cor­rup­tion and Gover­nance State House Sum­mit last week, ex­pressed his frus­tra­tion in fight­ing graft. We­tang’ula said Uhuru in­di­cated he has sur­rended. He said the Pres­i­dent needs to be sin­cere in the war on cor­rup­tion. Uhuru should take full re­spon­si­bil­ity in fight­ing graft and en­sure he does not spare any­body, We­tang’ula said. “Let the Pres­i­dent take firm ac­tion on the ‘big fish’ of cor­rup­tion, start­ing with his se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials. If he is de­feated then his po­lit­i­cal obit­u­ary is writ­ten,” We­tang’ula said. He said Uhuru has failed to de­liver his elec­tion prom­ises and has lost the abil­ity to fight trib­al­ism. Cord will take the man­tle and bring the de­sired change, We­tang’ula said. He as­sured Kenyans the Cord co-prin­ci­pals – Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and him­self – will re­main united. “Those who thought the coali­tion is headed for a breakup are day­dream­ing. I as­sure you the unity of the coali­tion is vi­tal ahead of the elec­tion,” We­tang’ula said. He said the coali­tion wel­comes ANC and other po­lit­i­cal par­ties that have shown in­ter­est in work­ing with Cord. “We fully wel­come Martha Karua, Musalia Mu­davadi, Gideon Moi and saac Rutto of CCM,” he said.

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