Ar­rest un­clean state of­fi­cials to show you’re se­ri­ous, says Raila

‘There is no way the gov­ern­ment can be car­ry­ing out in­ves­ti­ga­tions on is­sues that have al­ready been es­tab­lished and clearly pro­duced in the Au­di­tor Gen­eral’s re­port’

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Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta should ar­rest and pros­e­cute “cor­rupt” of­fi­cials in his gov­ern­ment if he is re­ally com­mit­ted to end­ing graft, Cord leader Raila Odinga has said.

He said all sec­tors, in­clud­ing health, ed­u­ca­tion, wa­ter, fi­nance and agri­cul­ture are “rot­ten”.

Raila said Ju­bilee keeps mak­ing ex­cuses, say­ing it is in­ves­ti­gat­ing cor­rup­tion “yet it isn’t”.

“There is no way the gov­ern­ment can be car­ry­ing out in­ves­ti­ga­tions on is­sues that have al­ready been es­tab- lished and clearly pro­duced in the Au­di­tor Gen­eral’s re­port,” he said.

Raila made the re­marks dur­ing the burial of Mama Joyce Ad­hi­ambo, the mother of vet­eran jour­nal­ist David Ohito in Dadra vil­lage, Ugenya con­stituency, on Satur­day.

MPs David Ochieng’ (Ugenya), Opiyo Wan­dayi (Ugunja), nom­i­nated MP Oburu Oginga and Si­aya Se­na­tor James Orengo were present.

Raila Odinga’s wife Ida and po­lice spokesman Charles Owino were also present.

Wan­dayi urged the Pres­i­dent to tell Kenyans “what he knows about the Sh5.3 bil­lion scan­dal in the Min­istry of Health”.

“This is not just graft, but im­punity, which is tan­ta­mount to eco­nomic sab­o­tage,” he said. Wan­dayi urged Uhuru to re­sign. The MPs said Uhuru is plant­ing seeds for the re­moval of Ju­bilee from power next year.

Orengo said Uhuru should not blame any­body for his woes.

“The time for him to go is now be­cause he can­not pre­side over a gov­ern­ment of eco­nomic sab­o­tage,” he said.

Raila said in­ves­ti­ga­tions are a cover-up. He said the probe is only meant to hood­wink Kenyans into be­liev­ing the gov­ern­ment is se­ri­ous in the war against cor­rup­tion. “If any­thing is go­ing to come out of those in­ves­ti­ga­tions, it is a cover-up. All they are look­ing for is ev­i­dence so they can hide it,” Raila said.

/ ERIC JUMA

Cord leader Raila Odinga, his wife Ida and Si­aya Se­na­tor James Orengo dur­ing the burial of Joyce Ad­hi­ambo, the mother of jour­nal­ist David Ohito, in Ugenya sub­county on Satur­day

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