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Uhuru challenged to come clean over Raila’s AU job quest

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has been challenged to come clean over allegations that he was opposed to Raila Odinga’s quest to become the chair of the African Union Commission.

Gem Member of Parliament Elisha Ochieng Odhiambo said reports going round the social media that the former president was rooting for a former president of a neighbouring country to take over the position was disturbing and portrayed Uhuru Kenyatta in bad light among Kenyans.

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“I have seen in social media that he is supporting Jakaya Kikwete for African Union commission chair. It is a wrong decision” said Odhiambo adding that Uhuru should be the last person to oppose Raila’s bid.

He said that Raila supported Uhuru’s presidency to the hilt and ensured that he had a peaceful presidency hence the need for him to reciprocate.

“If he is a true statesman, he should be the first to support a fellow Kenyans” said the legislator who was speaking at Lihanda primary school grounds in East Gem location during the disbursement of Gem CDF bursary.

On Nyanza politics, the legislator called on the locals not to elect anybody above 70 years who will vie for any elective position in the area.

He said that anyone above 70 years was living on borrowed time as per the Biblical teachings hence the need for them to leave elective politics for the younger generation.

The Gem legislator at the same time called on the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, EACC to investigate alleged corruption in the award of tenders and inflation of contracts within Siaya county government.

He particularly mentioned the Siriwo rice mills in Usonga ward and the rehabilitation of the Siaya county referral hospital roof.

Odhiambo further challenged the EACC to tell the public the outcome of the investigations on the Ksh 1 billion that it said were lost due to false claims within the county government.

“EACC had said there was a loss of Ksh 1 billion on false claims. We would like to see a logical conclusion of this investigation” he said adding that the public was equally awaiting the conclusion of investigations into the loss of Ksh 600 million that was misappropriated at the Siaya County Assembly.

Philip Onyango
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