Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua suggests that suspects of the gold scam should be handed over to the United Arab Emirates for prosecution.
Speaking in his Machakos office Wednesday, the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader said in countries like the United Arab Emirates, justice is normally served speedily and will culprits sent to jail to serve long terms.
Mutua at the same time came to the defense of Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i over the gold saga.
He said Matiang’i is doing a great job and those attempting to implicate him were the corrupt thieves who have been robbing the country dry.
” I have noticed some excitement from some people who are asking for Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i to explain this or that. From the information I have, Fred Matiang’i is doing a great job and he should not be used to divert us from what is really happening.
Governor Mutua asserted that catching the real culprits can be made easy by conducting lifestyle audits on the suspects and subsequently confiscating their ill-gotten wealth prior to repatriating them to the UAE for prosecution.
Mutua said that those mentioning Dr. Matiang’i will not slow down investigations against some of them.
“I ask my fellow politicians to leave Fred Matiang’i alone and to know that mentioning him will not slow down the investigations against some of them.Let us not forget the Dams scandal, KRA saga and myriad cases of corruption that have robbed us of badly needed cash & development.” He noted.
“I also urge the DCI and other investigative bodies not to be distracted by the glitter of gold such that they forget the other mega scandals that have rocked the country in recent past”, Mutua said.
” As for the gold, I keep on repeating: Let all leaders and senior public servants undergo a lifestyle audit. That way, you can tell when one has acquired 250 million shillings through conning others. Sudden acquisition of wealth should be explained.”
He noted that the dams, KRA and myraid cases of corruption that have robbed the country off badly needed money for development, were still waiting for action.
The Machakos county chief hoped that president Kenyatta is zeroing in on crooked politicians and leaders who have used their influence to con Kenyans and foreigners alike.
“I hope President Uhuru Kenyatta is zeroing in on all these leaders and the properties they own. What cannot be explained should revert back to the state and used to provide roads, water, education and more for our great people of Kenya.”