Raila Tells Coalition Governors in EACC Report to Stay Put
Led by the coalition leader Raila Odinga, the leaders said President Uhuru Kenyatta has no mandate in the Constitution to prompt them to vacate office.
Speaking at the funeral of Lilian Mutui, the sister to coalition co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka at Lungalunga in Kwale County, Mr Odinga said they have reservations over the report which has named individuals implicated in corruption, adding that the report seeks to target and defame members of Cord coalition.
Raila said the coalition is on the forefront to fighting corruption, adding that the process of rooting out corruption should be genuine and transparency not a ploy to taint other people’s names and witch hunt against certain individuals.
BOTH CORD AND JUBILEE
The report released last week has named several governors from both the ruling Jubilee Coalition and the opposition Cord.
Among the governors implicated in the report include Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto (Jubilee), Meru Governor Peter Munya (Jubilee), Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho (Cord), Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero (Cord), and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua (Cord).
Others are Homabay Governor Cyprian Awiti (Cord), Garissa Governor Nadhif Jama (Cord), Isiolo Godana Doyo (Jubilee), Marsabit Governro Ukur Yattani (Cord)
Cord members and senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) are the only senators in the report.
By Benjamin Wafula
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