NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 – “Show us proof that the money is really there. Stop joking with Kenyans and if you do not tell Kenyans about the Eurobond, I will tell them.” This was the tough ultimatum issued by CORD leader Raila Odinga on January 9 to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission as he threatened to reveal the beneficiaries of the alleged Eurobond scandal.
Odinga had issued a 3-day ultimatum, which expired on Wednesday.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had announced that the EACC investigations found no criminal culpability on the part of government in its handling of the funds raised through the Eurobond.
Kenyans took to social media platforms on Wednesday, putting Odinga on the spot and challenging him to live up to his threats and unleash the dossier of alleged Eurobond ‘eaters’.
When Capital FM called the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Communications Director, Philip Etale, he said “Let me confirm from my boss and I will call back.”
The hashtag #TheRailaEurobondList was trending in Kenya, with some making fun of the situation.
“It was hot air, be patient, just wait for just 3 weeks, the list is being printed in Germany…” some joked.
Here are some of the sentiments as posted on Twitter (posted verbatim):
Dennis Mugwiriah @mugwiriadk The list was to be send thro WhatsApp but unfortunately the app expired #TheRailaEurobondList
K koech @kenieqip #TheRailaEurobondList it seems nowadays raila makes dupious utterances to remain politically relevant
I Follow Back© @JubileeCritic Exposing #Jubilee thieves isn’t such an easy task. The cartels might fight back in various ways. Leave “Baba” alone. #TheRailaEurobondList.
The Mutai® @ItsMutai TREND ALERT: #TheRailaEurobondList SDurely DPP has let us down. Raila wont. Today we ask Raila to share the list with the public. 3days over
DUKE OF GATANGASHIRE @TsarNjoroge DUKE OF GATANGASHIRE Retweeted Samuel MuhiaVery hard feelings. Sisi watu wa Arsenal unatochokozea nini and we have nothing to do with #TheRailaEurobondList ?
Fred m @freddiesley #TheRailaEurobondList where will he get the real names? does he own investigators and how credible are they..no one can trust a liar
Peter chebusiri @PChebusiri #TheRailaEurobondList If Raila could have not stood firm ..Kenya could have been SOLD long time ago ..But he could have been given a share
Gichumbi @mwangid BABA promised us a list. He gave a 3 day ultimatum. Remember duale also promised a list on alshabab. 4get the lists #TheRailaEurobondList
Ahmedkadar @Ahmedkadar1 The magical 3 days are up. Waiting for #TheRailaEurobondList
Ahmed Mohamed @asmali77 If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones. Waiting for #TheRailaEurobondList #MessageForMyChildren
Benard Kariuki @Wainainakariuki You don’t get it. Raila must keep postponing the list with conditions. Its remaining relevant that is at stake here. #TheRailaEurobondList