Khalwale alleges President Kenyatta, Ruto involved in NYS scam
Kakamega Senator Dr. Bonny Khalwale has said that the National Youth Service (NYS) scam does not only involve former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
In his statement, Khalwale claimed that the scandal also involves President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
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Khalwale, who was speaking at the Kakamega Juacali market, urged locals to come out in large numbers and register as voters.
The Senator urged the residents to vote the Jubilee administration out in 2017 General Elections.
This even as Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi asked the Jubilee government to quit and leave leadership to those who can effectively handle corruption.
Mudavadi said the President has admitted for the tenth time that he is unable to control his government’s appetite for theft and owes Kenyans an apology by quitting.
“None other than the President has conceded running a bandit government. The latest confirmation was made in Israel. Back home, his lieutenants are competing to prove him right. The President is defeated. His legitimacy is eroded. The honourable thing is he ought to quit,” he said.
“Kenyans must recall that they came to me in 2013 to take the mantle of the presidency because they knew they were not up to the task of running government. But someone told them ‘Musalia is very rigid and won’t allow eating’ and they changed their mind. I am the legitimate honest and trustworthy President who should be and ask you to re-instate me.”
“I have said before; if they could get to power through deceit, how much of it will translate into false promises and PR games on Kenyans. The fruits of sin are external hell of official corruption for Kenyans under Jubilee”, he added.
The ANC leader, who was accompanied by MPs Paul Otuoma, Sakwa Bunyasi, Ayub Savula and Alfred Agoi, said Jubilee’s incompetence is deliberate in support of looting public resources and asked professionals from the Western Kenya region to come out and help shape the political destiny of the region instead of pandering to the whims of colleagues from other regions.
“Society has invested in you to be its eyes and ears. But it is disheartening how we are victims in national cynicism because often we turn on each other instead of speaking together. Your stake in politics is simple; politics is about who decides when and how resources are distributed and utilised.”
Mudavadi’s and Khalwale’s statements comes as pressure continues to mount on Duale and Murkomen to step aside over the National Youth Service scam.
Othaya MP Mary Wambui is now calling for the two leaders to take personal responsibility after being implicated in the Ksh 791 million fraud.
Wambui asked the duo to stop using the name of the Jubilee Coalition to protect themselves, but rather seek to sanitize their names through the relevant authorities.
Speaking in Othaya Town, Wambui asked all those adversely mentioned as having taken part in corruption related cases to carry their own crosses instead of trying to seek cover in political parties.
Duale, Murkomen and Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich are among key individuals set to be questioned over the NYS scandal by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
On Thursday, EACC CEO Halake Waqo said the three and several other persons of interest mentioned in an affidavit by former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru will face detectives to shed light on their alleged involvement in the saga.