Let Cord critics re­veal their firms with state ten­ders

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

I have fol­lowed keenly the de­bate on al­leged ques­tion­able spend­ing of Sh5.2 bil­lion in the Health min­istry. Since the rev­e­la­tions con­tained in a leaked draft au­dit were re­ported by the Busi­ness Daily, op­po­si­tion lead­ers ran with the story and linked Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s kin to al­leged loss of funds. They said he is not do­ing any­thing to curb cor­rup­tion. I beg to dif­fer. In March last year Uhuru cracked the whip, forc­ing 175 gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing his CSs, to step aside af­ter they were named in the List of Shame pre­sented to him by the EACC. Some of them were ar­raigned. Two years later, their cases are yet to be con­cluded. Should we blame the Pres­i­dent for the de­lay? The ju­di­ciary is in­de­pen­dent, so are the DPP and the EACC. The op­po­si­tion is not in­ter­ested in fight­ing graft. They have politi­cised this. If they are telling the truth, let them name their com­pa­nies that have won gov­ern­ment ten­ders.

JOSEPH NDONGA Nairobi

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