Tell us your side of the story, MP tells three

Ng’eno says DP Ruto, Ki­bet and Murkomen should ap­pear be­fore the PAC

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Emu­rua Dikirr MP Jo­hana Ng’eno has told Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto, his aide Farouk Ki­bet and El­geyo Marak­wet Se­na­tor Kipchumba Murkomen to ap­pear be­fore the Na­tional As­sem­bly Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee and ex­plain what they know about the NYS scan­dal.

He said Ki­bet and Murkomen should clear their names af­ter they were ad­versely men­tioned by for­mer Devo­lu­tion CS Anne Waiguru, when she was ques­tioned about the Sh1.6 bil­lion NYS cash theft.

“The eight-hour-long ques­tion­ing of Waiguru by the PAC gave Kenyans a one-sided story. Un­less the views of DP Ruto, Ki­bet and Murkomen are heard, the truth will be half-baked,” Ng’eno told jour­nal­ists in Keri­cho town on Fri­day.

He termed the DP a “dou­ble­s­peak” per­son who de­fended Waiguru and later dis­owned her af­ter she im­pli­cated Ki­bet and Murkomen in the NYS saga, when she ap­peared be­fore the PAC.

“Just like Waiguru and Josephine Kabura were sub­jected to hours of ques­tion­ing by the PAC over the NYS scam, the DP, Ki­bet and Murkomen should also ap­pear be­fore the House team,” Ng’eno said.

Ng’eno said, “Ki­bet and Murkomen have been mov­ing around with brief­cases dis­tribut­ing money sus­pected to have been from the NYS cof­fers. Let them tell the PAC the source of such huge sums of money.”

He said when the NYS scan­dal first came to light, the DP pre­vailed upon Rift Val­ley leg­is­la­tors not to im­peach Waiguru.

Ng’eno said Se­nate ma­jor­ity leader Kindiki Kithure, who tabled Wairugu im­peach­ment mo­tion, was al­legedly ap­proached by the DP to drop the mo­tion.

He said it is hyp­o­crit­i­cal and in­sin­cere for the DP to at­tack the Waiguru for im­pli­cat­ing Ki­bet and Mukomen in the NYS scam.

“Let the DP, Ki­bet and Murkomen take bold steps and tell Kenyans the other side of the NYS scam,” Ng’eno said.

/FELIX KIPKEMOI

Emu­rua Dikirr MP Jo­hana Ng’eno in Sin­goiroi, Chep­alungu, on Satur­day

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