Midiwo wants Duale, Murkomen to step aside over NYS scam


Jakoyo Midiwo
Jakoyo Midiwo

National Assembly Deputy Minority Leader Jakowo Midiwo has asked his Majority Leader counterpart Aden Duale, and Senate’s Deputy Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen to step aside to allow for investigations on the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal, after they were mentioned in an affidavit by former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

Speaking to Hot96 FM, Midiwo urged both Duale and Murkomen to step aside to give room to relevant authorities mandated to look into graft cases to thoroughly investigate them.

He said that Kenyans have a right to know the truth behind the controversial 791 million shillings loss at the NYS.

Midiwo’s statement comes a day after Duale and Murkomen dismissed the claims by Waiguru.

Duale criticized Waiguru for linking him to the theft saying she was applying diversionary tactics.

Duale further said that Waiguru’s claims are aimed at dividing the Jubilee government along party lines saying both TNA and URP are firmly rooted in the coalition.

“Waiguru should carry her own cross instead of dragging other people’s names in the scam. She should take responsibility on the reports of corruption at Huduma Centres when the report is tabled in Parliament.”

Murkomen denied being party to the NYS scam following the affidavit the former Devolution Cabinet Secretary linking him to the 791 million shillings loss.

Murkomen also denied playing any role pushing for the impeachment of Waiguru, and asked her to avoid diversionary tactics.

On Tuesday, an affividavit that had been filed by Waiguru, caused a stir after it linked close associates of the Deputy President including his personal assistant Farouk Kibet, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Leader of Majority in Parliament Aden Duale to the saga.

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