Musalia, Raila Differ Over President Uhuru Kenyatta

NASA leader Raila Odinga and his co-principal Musalia Mudavadi have differed over President Uhuru’s approach on anti-graft war that has seen billions lost in questionable deals

Mudavadi accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of being compacent as senior government officers are on a looting spree.

But Raila on his part appealed for patience with Uhuru, saying the head of state is committed to ending graft.

The Opposition chief said fighting corruption remains top on his deal with Uhuru.

Kenyans should be prepared for a positive outcome,” Raila said on Saturday at the funeral of Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s mother-in-law in Busia.

Mudavadi hinted that the President has run out of options in arresting high-profile corruption cases adding that the scandals were well planned by high placed looters in Jubilee.

He averred that the national government’s inaction in combating mega corruption scams makes it an accomplice.

“What is happening is planned by those entrusted to protect against it,” Mudavadi said.

“The only new element is the thieves’ confidence, the staggering amounts and the crude impunity with which the lords of corruption are going about their business.”

The ANC leader called for stiffer penalties against looters of public resources, adding that the current leadership has become ineffective.

“We need new laws on principles of public finance and values of public service so that workers are truly bound to uphold efficient use of public resources.”

Some of the deals in which taxpayers have lost money include National Youth Service (Sh9 billion), National Cereals and Produce Board (Sh1.9 billion), the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, Kenya Pipeline Company (Sh600,000 ) and the Youth Fund (Sh10 million).

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