RAILA ODINGA takes on UHURU head on for saying he has lost the war on corruption!

..... people of Kenya and undermining the war on corruption.

In fact, the then chair of the EACC, Mr. Mumo Matemu, warned that the documents the President had tabled before Parliament were incomplete working documents that should never have been made public.

I wish to remind the President that fighting corruption is not just a legal issue. It is also a moral, ethical question. It requires a very personal statement and commitment that as President of Kenya and as Deputy President of Kenya, one will not participate in corruption and one shall not have corrupt people near them.

While the President mocks Kenyans that he cannot set up a firing squad at Uhuru Park so that Kenyans can be happy, all around Kenya there are example of leaders who have made the personal commitment to fight corruption with spectacular results.


That is what Muhammadu Buhari has done since taking power in Nigeria. In November, two top officials were charged in a $2 billion scam to buy fighter jets, helicopters, and ammunition that were never delivered. In October, the former oil minister and the chief of the national petroleum company were arrested.

Across the border in Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli has set a rare standard for leadership in fighting corruption. Today the former Finance and the former Energy and Mineral Minister and the Tanzania tax collection chief are in jail for corruption, together with numerous other public officials.

In Rwanda, President Kagame has made similar strides and made it clear in word and deed that everybody has to understand the consequences of diverting resources that were meant to deliver health, education, agriculture or infrastructural services. Those consequences are huge in Rwanda.

But what do we see in Kenya? President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto have become the biggest defenders of anyone accused of corruption. Uhuru, Ruto and the EACC all cleared and lauded the Devolution Ministry and the NYS saga long before any investigations were done.

They have scrambled to defend the Eurobond scandal and yesterday openly chided and ridiculed the Auditor General for pursuing it.

All evidence now indicates that the NYS was a massive scandal. Yet the person who was the head of that Ministry and therefore the brain behind the NYS scandal has recently been awarded a golden membership of Jubilee Party and is running for governor on Jubilee ticket.

Recent media reports have also indicated another of those who stepped aside in a cloud of scandal, Mr. Davis Chirchir, is being touted to be Secretary General of Jubilee Party. It is a perfect case of “show me your friends and I will show you who you are.”

Mr. President, you made promises to Kenyans in your manifesto on how you would fight corruption. You made a total of 38 pledges to Kenyans. Now you have said you have done your part and will do no more though you have not delivered on any of those pledges.
Were these pledges just plain lies? Were you making false promises just to get to power? And what do you want us to do now that you have said you will do no more? What do you want Kenyans to do? Is it going to be a free for all now?

Kenyans, it is clear that we cannot wait for help from the President. He is aiding and abetting corruption and his government is the prime suspect. We need to take control of our destiny as we did in all the major reforms that have been achieved in Kenya. There is no change that we have achieved in this country because the government gave it to us. We have done it for ourselves. We have always had to fight the government even for the most basic of changes. I will soon start making a number of suggestions to you on how we can do this together with regard to fighting corruption without President Uhuru Kenyatta.

RT. HON RAILA ODINGA; EGH

OCTOBER 19, 2016.

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  1. YOU ARE THE FIRST AND BIG THIEF FIRS GIVE AS MONEY KWA VINJANA PAY THE MONEY YOU OWE SUGAR FACTORIES IN WESTERN KENYA BEFORE YOU START POINTING YOUR DIRTY FINGERS TO ANY ANYONE ELSE. OLD DIRTY FOOL.

  2. Kipii WW, you would b first to call for street protests & for UK's impeachment if he did a firing squad

  3. YOU BIG THIEF PLEASE I DON'T THINK IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU CAN DO BECAUSE CORRUPTION HAS NOT STARTED WITH UHURU KENYATTA YOU HAVE ALSO SERVED IN GOVERNMENT AND INFACT YOU HAVE BEEN MENTIONED IN SEVERAL MEGA SCANDALS INCLUDING THE MAIZE SCANDAL WHERE TOGETHER WITH YOUR FAMILY WERE INVOLVED, MUMIAS SUGAR COMPANY, AND THE MOLLASES PLANT WHERE YOU STOLE FROM YOUR OWN PEOPLE NOT TO FORGET THAT WHEN YOUR WERE THE PRIME MINISTER OVER 50% OF THE EMPLOYEES IN YOUR OFFICE WERE FROM YOUR FAMILY AND CLOSE RELATIVES. STOP PLAYING WITH OUR MINDS.

  4. Asante sana 'baba' you now have my vote. the only problem is your double speak. you are are no different from a parent whose child is caught stealing and he/she defends the child...but once another parent's child is caught stealing the former parent shouts ...mwizi..choma...ua....
    what is happening in CORD. Many are suspected to be corrupt. what have you done to set a good example in your house? Na kweli nyani haoni kudule. remember you are once in government. what did you do to fight corruption? i believe you are just taking advantage of a situation just like you do in funerals to play politics

  5. You are quick to criticize, what did you do while PM in nusu mkate government? this is rubbish. You are opportunist and individual who has no good for this country, you are very good in organizing demonstrations and funding party goons. Tumechanuka my friend....stop lying to us

  6. UK was being sincere, everyone has failed including you - ass hole

  7. Hatred! Hell is waiting for u all..

  8. Reading all these abuses shows how tribal we have stooped.it shows how you are hurting deep inside.repent now and enjoy the blessings from God. the thieves will pay for their sins one day.we all need each other to bannish the corrupt from our midst.don't sink into the tribal abyss for it doesn't bring you any reward but pain

  9. Reading all these abuses shows how tribal we have stooped.it shows how you are hurting deep inside.repent now and enjoy the blessings from God. the thieves will pay for their sins one day.we all need each other to bannish the corrupt from our midst.don't sink into the tribal abyss for it doesn't bring you any reward but pain

  10. Simple questions to all if a school is not performing well somewhere in muranga who is held responsible is it the headmaster in that school or another headmaster in kiambu

  11. Simple questions to all if a school is not performing well somewhere in muranga who is held responsible is it the headmaster in that school or another headmaster in kiambu

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