Cord’s war on graft keeps state in check – Kanu lead­ers

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Cord’s war on graft has kept the govern­ment on its toes and is pro­mot­ing ap­pro­pri­ate use of pub­lic funds, some Kanu lead­ers in West Pokot have said. Speak­ing at Kai­bos, Sen­a­tor John Loyan­ga­puo and Kenya Civil Aviation Au­thor­ity chair­man Sa­muel Poghi­sio said the coali­tion is en­sur­ing that pub­lic funds are not em­bez­zled. “The govern­ment should al­low Cord to per­form its du­ties. In ev­ery coun­try, there must be an op­po­si­tion that acts as a watch­dog,” Lonyan­ga­puo said. The two said the coali­tion has helped save tax­pay­ers’ funds from mis­use. They urged the govern­ment to co­op­er­ate with the op­po­si­tion and let it carry out its man­date. This comes af­ter Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta ac­cused the op­po­si­tion of ped­dling pro­pa­ganda to de­mean his govern­ment. They also said that Kanu will sup­port Uhuru’s re­elec­tion bid, but will not merge with the Ju­bilee Party. Lonyan­ga­puo said the party is not ready to lose its iden­tity by merg­ing with other par­ties. “We are fight­ing to see that Kanu re­mains strong in this county and na­tion at large. We are not mov­ing to join Ju­bilee but we shall sup­port Uhuru for Pres­i­dent,” Poghi­sio said. He said Kanu is not an en­emy of the Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion as por­trayed by some lead­ers.

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