Jubilee MPs want Nairobi county accounts audited

February 7, 2016 5:18 pm
Starehe MP Maina Kamanda with Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/PSCU
Starehe MP Maina Kamanda with Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/PSCU

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 7- In the wake of allegations that Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero may have paid Supreme Court Justice Philip Tunoi a bribe of Sh200 million, a section of Jubilee legislators now want the county accounts audited.

The MPs led by Kabete’s Ferdinand Waititu say it would be unfortunate if county funds were used to pay out the bribe as opposed to funding development.

“There is no way a judgment that was influenced by money can stand the test of a fair trial. There was no fair trial in the Supreme Court under the influence of Sh200 million,” Waititu claimed.

He was speaking in Embakasi North, where he had accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to a church service.

Waititu who lost to Kidero in the gubernatorial election has called on Jubilee supporters to turn out in large numbers for the upcoming mass voter registration drive so they can reclaim the Nairobi gubernatorial seat from the opposition.

“If the tribunal establishes that indeed the ruling was influenced, Kidero must vacate office to pave way for a by-election,” he said.

Though he has shifted grounds to Kiambu County, where he intends to challenge the incumbent governor, Waititu said he will push the agenda, “until justice is delivered. I will pursue it to the end.”

He sensationally accused Kidero of sabotaging some businesses belonging to a certain community due to their political affiliation.

“That’s why we need a Jubilee Governor. You have seen how our hawkers have been killed. Now he has brought a foreign company to destroy the taxi business,” he said.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga also came under fire from the MPs who say it is hypocritical of him not to demand that Kidero who was elected on and ODM ticket step aside to allow for investigations into the bribery allegations made against him.

The more than seven legislators challenged Odinga to make the same demand of Kidero as he did of former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

“Why are you silent when a CORD governor is accused of corruption?” Dagoreti South MP Dennis Waweru asked.

Waweru accused Odinga of being insincere saying, “his silence is deafening. The work of CORD is to attack the government since they have no agenda.”

The MPs also supported the proposed National Youth Service biometric registration.

The Deputy Presidemt called on all Jubilee supporters to register, “for you to have the right leadership.”

Some of the MP’s who accompanied Ruto were Maina Kamanda (Starehe), Ndirangu Waihenya (Roysambu) among others.


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