Mbadi and Kaluma want DP’s office probed over NYS scandal
ODM wants the Office of the Deputy President investigated over the Sh1.6 billion National Youth Service scandal.
ODM national chairman John Mbadi and Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma said there is suspicion that somebody in DP William Ruto’s office was involved in loss of the money.
Speaking to the Star on the phone yesterday, Mbadi said Ruto engaging in public spats with former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru indicates some of the DP’s office holders might be involved. “Ruto was quiet before Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Farouk Kibet were mentioned,” he said.
Mbadi told National Assembly Public Accounts Committee chairman Nicholas Gumbo to ensure Ruto’s office is investigated. “This scandal is bigger than Waiguru alone. Anybody who demonstrates suspicion should be investigated, because it is evident Kenyans lost large amounts of money in the NYS scandal,” he said.
Mbadi urged Ruto to apologise to Cord leader Raila Odinga for criticising him when he first spoke about the lost money. “Ruto should apologise to Raila for accusing him of walking up and down with false corruption claims, yet he is the one who was on the wrong,” he said.
Kaluma (pictured) said Ruto’s exchanges with Waiguru demonstrates that Jubilee is not ready to fight corruption. “We need a government that can fight corruption,” he said. Kaluma urged Kenyans to vote out the Jubilee administration next year. “Why should Kenyans give Jubilee a second term after all these economic mess and sabotage,” he said.