Mwiraria’s name should be cleared from Anglo Leasing list – Raila

Mwiraria's name should be cleared from Anglo Leasing list - Raila

Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has moved to exonerate former Finance Minister, the late David Mwiraria, from corruption allegations leveled against him.

Speaking during Mwiraria’s funeral service at MCK Gitimbine in Meru County, Odinga eulogized him as a very dedicated, very committed and very methodical person in everything he did.

While terming Mwiraria as development minded person, Odinga called for his clearance from the corruption allegations.

“It is a pity that Mwiraria is gone to sleep before you have cleared him of the dragon called Anglo-Leasing which dented his name,” said Odinga.

“Anglo-Leasing matter should be investigated so that Mwiraria’s name can be cleared for posterity.”

The opposition chief further noted that was development minded who caused a turnaround in the country’s economy during his tenure at the Treasury.

“Mwiraria is the one who came up with the blueprint on how to transform the economy we found in 2002 from nearly zero growth to 7% in 5 years,” said Odinga.

Also present was President Uhuru Kenyatta who on his part said that the late Mwiraria should be cleared of any wrong doing in the Anglo-Leasing scandal now that there is consensus that he was innocent.

The President urged all those who had condemned him before to come out in the open and state clearly “it was all politics”, and that Mwiraria was not involved in the scam in which Kenya lost billions of shillings.

“Let us all put pressure on the investigative agencies to fully investigate Anglo Leasing, arrest and charge the real culprits. If people had not played politics, Mwiraria would not have been prosecuted and probably he would be alive today,” President Kenyatta said.

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