Senator asks ‘corrupt’ Uhuru to resign


Machakos Senator, Johnston Muthama


A Kenyan Senator has gone out of his way and asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to step aside and be investigated for corruption.

Machakos Senator, Johnstone Muthama, is quoted by The Star saying Kenyatta can only show his commitment in fighting corruption by stepping aside as most of the corruption cases linked to his sacked Cabinet Secretaries involved him directly.

Muthama was speaking at Kathiani ABC Church on Sunday.

“If the President authorised the payment for Anglo Leasing, he should then be the first person to lead by stepping aside and not those that he is pointing figures at,” the Senator suggested.

He defended Lands and Housing Cabinet Secretary, Charity Ngilu, who was sacked over corruption allegations.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta is to blame over the Waitiki and State House land scams that Ngilu is being accused of,” he stated.

“We have heard Ngilu say she brought the owner of the Waitiki land to meet the President, who authorised the purchase. Why then should the President sack Ngilu over something that he gave the go ahead for?”

The President should let Ngilu continue with her work in the ministry, Muthama continued saying he won’t keep quiet as people are being oppressed.

In March 2015, Kenyatta suspended five Cabinet Secretaries after they were mired in a corruption report.

They included; Charity Ngilu of Lands and Settlement, Michael Kamau of Transport, Felix Koskei of Agriculture, Kazungu Kambi of Labour and Davis Chirchir of Energy.

The President asked the Chief Justice and the Heads of both Houses of Parliament to also ensure those from their arms of the Executive who have been adversely named also step aside to facilitate investigations.

At the close of the same month, Kenyans dwelling in Nairobi city painted donkeys tied in the central business district with words: “Corruption bleeding Kenya dry” and “Mpigs raping our women, prosecute them.”

The painted donkeys came on heels of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission report faulting about 50 MPs, County Secretaries and Executive Committee members, magistrates and judges in corruption scandals.

In the 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index, issued by the anti-corruption organization Transparency International, Kenya ranked 147th out of 180 countries, meaning 146 countries are supposed to be less corrupt than Kenya, and 33 countries are more corrupt.

Kenyatta’s jubilee government is allegedly full of his tribesmen, the Kikuyu.

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