Kanu has rebuked Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru for dragging retired President Daniel arap Moi into her “historic looting”.
In an interview on the Jeff Koinange Live show on Wednesday night, Waiguru questioned the validity of a recent Ipsos poll that ranked her the second most corrupt leader in Kenya.
She said: “It (the poll) also ranked me above the former President Moi, who ruled this country for 24 years… I mean, how ridiculous can it get? Everybody knows what we think about the Moi era. Are you saying that I stole more than Moi?”
Anne Waiguru: This poll ranked me above former president Moi who ruled this country for 24 years, everybody knows what we think about the Moi era. Are you saying that I stole more than Moi so that you can make me more corrupt? #JKLive pic.twitter.com/w3tjC1j0bY
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 29, 2018
Waiguru’s sentiments angered the oldest political party in Kenya, which told her to carry her own cross without involving the retired President.
“Governor Anne Waiguru oversaw the historic looting at NYS. It is unfortunate that she dragged retired President Moi into her situation. The Governor should carry her own cross,” Kanu tweeted on Thursday.
Governor @AnneWaiguru oversaw the historic looting at NYS. It is unfortunate that she dragged Retired President Moi into her situation. The Governor should carry her own cross. https://t.co/MMKxnmfIA1
— The KANU Party (@KANUParty_ke) August 30, 2018
In the interview, the county chief rubbished the report insisting that it was sponsored by her political rivals.
The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary also questioned parameters used in ranking leaders in terms of ‘who is the most corrupt’, according to the Ipsos poll.
“I would want you tell me how you measure that: is it measured by the amount of money I have stolen? Who has the facts about the money I have stolen?” Ms Waiguru posed.
“Why am I still here and not in a court of law if I have stolen a single cent from this government?”