Everybody should be heard, says Kalonzo

July 7, 2008 12:00 am

, Nyahururu, July 7 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka on Monday maintained that leaders mentioned adversely in corruption deals or any other misdeeds have a right to be heard before disciplinary action is taken against them.

Musyoka said it was important for leaders and institutions to base their accusations on facts rather than hearsay to avoid victimizing others on political grounds.

He however said that leaders should be subjected to the law and that impunity must never be allowed to take root.

The Vice President was addressing wananchi at Nyahururu town on his way to Laikipia East Constituency.

Leaders accompanying the Vice President included Assistant Minister for Industry Nderitu Mureithi and Members of Parliament Isaac Muoki and Jeremia Kioni.

The leaders put up a spirited defense for Finance Minister Amos Kiminya saying he had been condemned before investigations into the sale of the Grand Regency Hotel were complete.

The MPs asked all leaders who have cases pending in courts to resign.

The Vice President later visited Nyahururu GK Prisons where he assured inmates that their Prison Earning Scheme would be reviewed and Television sets availed to the institution.

During the visit Mr. Musyoka also inspected staff quarters where he expressed concern over the deplorable housing conditions for the wardens and assured them that they would be provided with new housing facilities soon.

The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Vice President Dr. Ludeki Chweya assured the wardens that the pending allowances for prisons staff would be paid by the end of this month.


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