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Friday, 27 March 2015

KIDERO, MUTUA, RUTTO MUNYA REFUSES TO STEP ASIDE OVER CORRUPTION

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has linked corruption allegations against him to his refusal to buy luxury vehicles for his ministers.
Mutua has been investigated by the EACC over the purchase of 20 second hand vehicles for the leaders at a reduced cost of Sh33 million.
He refused to comment on the matter before the EACC saying remaining funds were used to purchase ambulances for each of the county's 70 locations.
“If saving money and directing every shilling to development and fighting poverty is corruption, then we have lost the plot," he said in a statement on Friday.
Mutua's remarks follow President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive for all state officials mentioned in an EACC corruption report to step aside for investigations.
Meanwhile, Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti dismissed being mentioned in the report saying he will not vacate his post for investigations.
“I am shocked just like my people in Homa Bay. I have never been questioned by anybody over my integrity. The Ethics and anti-corruption Commission agents have never been to my office. How then do they include me in that list?" Awiti asked.
“How do I step aside over false allegations. The fact remains that I am not under any investigations," he said while addressing journalists in the county on Friday.
Awiti said he had "no integrity issues" with any of the legally constituted oversight authorities.
“I am following the matter keenly and I have asked my lawyers to obtain the report, study it and take any necessary legal action," he said.
In his State of the Nation speech on Thursday, Uhuru said he had received a report on allegations of corruptions against all arms and levels of government.
"Let it be known that today I draw the line. No one will stand between Kenyans and what is right in the fight against corruption and other monstrous economic crimes," he said.
Other governors expected to step aside are Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Isaac Rutto (Bomet), Evans Kidero (Nairobi) and Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay).
Cabinet secretaries include Charity Ngilu (Lands), Michael Kamau (Transport), Felix Koskei (Agriculture), Kazungu Kambi (Labour) and Davis Chirchir (Energy).
Parliamentarians said to be mentioned in the report include Nandi Hills’ Alfred Keter, nominated MP Sonia Birdi, Mt Elgon’s John Serut and Kitutu Chache’s Jimmy Angwenyi.
The entire Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, Senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) were also mentioned
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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has linked corruption allegations against him to his refusal to buy luxury vehicles for his ministers.
Mutua has been investigated by the EACC over the purchase of 20 second hand vehicles for the leaders at a reduced cost of Sh33 million.
He refused to comment on the matter before the EACC saying remaining funds were used to purchase ambulances for each of the county's 70 locations.
“If saving money and directing every shilling to development and fighting poverty is corruption, then we have lost the plot," he said in a statement on Friday.
Mutua's remarks follow President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive for all state officials mentioned in an EACC corruption report to step aside for investigations.
Meanwhile, Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti dismissed being mentioned in the report saying he will not vacate his post for investigations.
“I am shocked just like my people in Homa Bay. I have never been questioned by anybody over my integrity. The Ethics and anti-corruption Commission agents have never been to my office. How then do they include me in that list?" Awiti asked.
“How do I step aside over false allegations. The fact remains that I am not under any investigations," he said while addressing journalists in the county on Friday.
Awiti said he had "no integrity issues" with any of the legally constituted oversight authorities.
“I am following the matter keenly and I have asked my lawyers to obtain the report, study it and take any necessary legal action," he said.
In his State of the Nation speech on Thursday, Uhuru said he had received a report on allegations of corruptions against all arms and levels of government.
"Let it be known that today I draw the line. No one will stand between Kenyans and what is right in the fight against corruption and other monstrous economic crimes," he said.
Other governors expected to step aside are Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Isaac Rutto (Bomet), Evans Kidero (Nairobi) and Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay).
Cabinet secretaries include Charity Ngilu (Lands), Michael Kamau (Transport), Felix Koskei (Agriculture), Kazungu Kambi (Labour) and Davis Chirchir (Energy).
Parliamentarians said to be mentioned in the report include Nandi Hills’ Alfred Keter, nominated MP Sonia Birdi, Mt Elgon’s John Serut and Kitutu Chache’s Jimmy Angwenyi.
The entire Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, Senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) were also mentioned


Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has linked corruption allegations against him to his refusal to buy luxury vehicles for his ministers.
Mutua has been investigated by the EACC over the purchase of 20 second hand vehicles for the leaders at a reduced cost of Sh33 million.
He refused to comment on the matter before the EACC saying remaining funds were used to purchase ambulances for each of the county's 70 locations.
“If saving money and directing every shilling to development and fighting poverty is corruption, then we have lost the plot," he said in a statement on Friday.
Mutua's remarks follow President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive for all state officials mentioned in an EACC corruption report to step aside for investigations.
Meanwhile, Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti dismissed being mentioned in the report saying he will not vacate his post for investigations.
“I am shocked just like my people in Homa Bay. I have never been questioned by anybody over my integrity. The Ethics and anti-corruption Commission agents have never been to my office. How then do they include me in that list?" Awiti asked.
“How do I step aside over false allegations. The fact remains that I am not under any investigations," he said while addressing journalists in the county on Friday.
Awiti said he had "no integrity issues" with any of the legally constituted oversight authorities.
“I am following the matter keenly and I have asked my lawyers to obtain the report, study it and take any necessary legal action," he said.
In his State of the Nation speech on Thursday, Uhuru said he had received a report on allegations of corruptions against all arms and levels of government.
"Let it be known that today I draw the line. No one will stand between Kenyans and what is right in the fight against corruption and other monstrous economic crimes," he said.
Other governors expected to step aside are Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Isaac Rutto (Bomet), Evans Kidero (Nairobi) and Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay).
Cabinet secretaries include Charity Ngilu (Lands), Michael Kamau (Transport), Felix Koskei (Agriculture), Kazungu Kambi (Labour) and Davis Chirchir (Energy).
Parliamentarians said to be mentioned in the report include Nandi Hills’ Alfred Keter, nominated MP Sonia Birdi, Mt Elgon’s John Serut and Kitutu Chache’s Jimmy Angwenyi.
The entire Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, Senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) were also mentioned