Ruto’s allies pleads with President Uhuru to be lenient to CS Rotich

A section of members of parliament from the Rift have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sack Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich over the multi-billion dams scandals.

The embattled CS might face charges over Sh21 billion that the Treasury released for the Arror and Kimwarer dams, whose construction has never started.

The MPs questioned why Rotich was grilled by the DCI for four days about the Arror and Kimwarer projects yet he had signed more than 22 dams in the country on behalf of the government.

It is reported that Rotich went against the advice of the Attorney General and signed off the deal with an Italian company that is now facing collapse.

The from Elgeyo Marakwet MPs, along with more than 30 MCAs, accused Uhuru of targeting the Kalenjin tribe in the ongoing war on graft.

“This is politics and we won’t entertain tricks. If Uhuru does not want Ruto let him not sacrifice Kalenjins. Let him engage Ruto on their own,” said Marakwet East MP Kangogo Bowen.

Other MPs present included Daniel Tomorrow of Keiyo South, Marakwet East MP William Kisang, Woman Rep Jane Chebaibai and Speaker of the county assembly Phillemon Sabulei.

Bowen claimed the ongoing investigations into the Arror and Kimwarer dam scandals was purely political and aimed at 2022 politics.

He alleged Rotich was being targeted for sacking because of the dams saga just because he was a Kalenjin from Ruto”s community.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations says their probe shows Kenyans could lose up to Sh20.5 billion that Treasury released for the dam projects that are yet to commence since 2017.

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