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


Yesterday, we watched in disbelief and utter dismay, the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta throw his arms up in surrender, attack and accuse his officers on live television and blame everyone but himself and his government for the corruption ravaging the country.

I called you here not to respond to the President but to make an appeal to the people of Kenya.

It is clear that when it comes to corruption, we are on our own, and we must think and act as such.

Fellow Kenyans, the time has come for us to accept that on corruption, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and the Jubilee Government have failed, and failed spectacularly.

Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto and Jubilee were never going to resolve the problem of corruption in Kenya. They are the problem.

Quite apart from totally abdicating his authority as President in matters concerning corruption, the President went further to actively interfere with an ongoing investigation by openly requiring the Auditor General not to travel to the United States of America to follow the trail of the Eurobond proceeds.

This is interference with the due administration of justice meant to ensure that the investigations into the Eurobond scandal will never be conclusively finalized.

Why the President would not want the Auditor General to pursue a matter of such massive public interest only the President knows.

Kenyans, let us stop being in denial. Let us stop the spin machine that is running in State House. Let us accept that the crooks milking Kenya dry operate from the heart of the Jubilee government, with the offices of the President and that of the Deputy President leading from the top when it comes to stealing from Kenyans.

We have a crisis called corruption in Kenya. We need to deal with it the way we have dealt with other crises of governance over the years. Let us not sit back and expect miracles.
When it comes to corruption, let us not sit back and expect Uhuru and Ruto to act. That is akin to asking hyenas why they are not looking after our sheep. Kenyans need to come to terms with the fact that Jubilee Government cannot fight corruption. It has no business spending public money on conferences to fight corruption. Jubilee itself is corruption.

For one; the Ethics and anti-corruption commission that the President is accusing of misleading him on corruption is a moribund organization that has become a Laundromat for corruption and the corrupt.

Ineffective as EACC is, the President has actively and directly undermined its leadership thus dimming further its capacity to deliver just he has undermined reforms in the Judiciary and the Police. When the President tabled the so-called list of shame on corruption last year, we warned him that it was a manifestation of how not to do it.

We told the President that by relying on documents prepared by the EACC technocrats in the absence of Commissioners whom his government has forced into resignation, he was not only setting himself up for failure, he was also playing games with the...

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  1. That will not make him president.

  2. Richard Leakey for president

  3. Tutakufunga matako kikikikikiki

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