Dams Scandal! Outspoken ODM Senator warns Against Selective War on Corruption

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Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina. Photo/File

Even as the war against corruption gains momentum in Kenya, Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has warned the government against being selective on the war against corruption.

While commending the move by the DCI, Olekina who was elected on an ODM ticket said that as a country, Kenyans were also waiting for the arrests of Ruaraka land suspects adding that arrests should be justified and non-biased.

Image showing Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i (left) and Belio Kipsang at a past briefing. Photo/File

Ole kina was making reference to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Education PS Belio Kipsang who both have been implicated after being mentioned as persons of interest in the report’s recommendations made by Auditor General Edward Auko following their roles in the Ruaraka land debacle.

Ouko’s report uncovered numerous irregularities in the multi-billion compensation payouts made to acquire the land that was, allegedly, already State-owned.

Olekina who has for long been a long critic of Deputy President William Ruto’s camp after falling out on Mau Forest conservation, over the last few months has toned down his attacks on Ruto with many predicting his likely move to join Ruto’s camp in 2022.

His sentiments came at a time when his ODM party was advocating for arrests of all those who have been mentioned in corruption cases with Embakasi Eat MP Babu Owino calling for the arrest of Dr. William Ruto in specific.

“We stand for zero tolerance to corruption. Any stolen money meant for development for our people of this great nation must be returned” Posted ODM Party on Twitter.

Ledama’s sentiments were largely supported by a good portion of online users who felt that the war against corruption was not genuine and only being targeted to those who were supporting Deputy President William Ruto.

However, some advised the Senator to remain cool and wait since the government was still in the process of initiating arrests for any other government officials who had been mentioned in corruption cases.

Replying to   Mhesh what do you mean selective? You are the kind of people braking the DCIs heart and morale. These arrests are done step by step depending with the readiness of evidence
Replying to   Why are you not commenting at the matter at hand ? Are you the one who directed Dr. Haji to order DCI to arrest the 28 persons? Obviously NOT. YOU HAVE NO POWERS TO DO SO. Kwa hivyo kimya and you let the ODPP do its work. Otherwise, I fail to see the difference between you & KM

Others downplayed the whole thing saying that corruption arrests in Kenya have never yielded any fruits. According to them, the suspects, as usual, will just be let free after some few days in police cells.



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