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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

SONKO STEPS ASIDE OVER CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

STATEMENT
RE: STEPPING ASIDE AS THE NAIROBI SENATOR TO PAVE WAY FOR INVESTIGATIONS
I have learnt with surprise and dismay that my name is included in the list of the people being investigated by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on their report dated 20th March 2015, allegedly over a tender at the Kenya Pipeline Company. I wish to state as follows:
1. That I have no influence over KPC and its procurement system. KPC is a state corporation with a respectable management team and a board of directors. I serve in none. The only connection I have with the parastatal is that it is headquartered in the county of Nairobi where I am the Senator.
2. That I have not been informed of any wrong doing that I am said to have engaged in. EACC team know where to find me, they have not made any effort to contact me or request for any information or assistance from me. I am therefore left to conclude that the investigations against me are motivated by ill will and malice.
3.Since we all know that CORRUPTION has painfully bled our country for so long and made many tax paying Kenyans to suffer for lack of proper service delivery propelled by greedy individuals.
We also know that this dragon called CORRUPTION must be fought for our country to prosper. It is because of these reasons and in support of His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that those mentioned should step aside to facilitate investigations, I hereby announce that I have forthwith stepped aside as the Senator for Nairobi, Majority Deputy Chief Whip Senate, Member Roads &Transport; National Security & foreign Relations and Joint Committee on National Cohesion & Equal Opportunity committees. I will vacate my county office, and only return after my name is cleared. Kenya is bigger than Sonko, Kidero and all the mentioned elected leaders.
In the meantime, I remain loyal to the government and HE the President and will support efforts to build our beloved nation of Kenya. I urge all other elected leaders mentioned to also show goodwill and step aside.In conclusion, I wish to reiterate that the allegations against me are utterly false. I will however remain loyal to HE the president and the great people of Nairobi and all Kenyans in general. However the SONKO RESCUE TEAM will continue to provide services to the great beloved people of Nairobi
May God bless Kenya.