Angry Kenyans Roast ODM Over Corruption Tweet

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ODM party leaders Right, Raila Odinga, Governor Oparanya and party’s Secretary General Edwin Sifuna during a past function. Photo/File

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji’s orders of arrests for Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich together with other alleged corrupt individuals who participated in looting money meant for the construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams might have come as an awake call for ODM party to react on the alleged corruption cases in Kenya.

Hours after Rotich presented himself to the DCI headquarters for grilling, ODM party through its Twitter page commended the act stating that the party stood for zero tolerance to corruption.

ODM party leader Raila Odinga during a past event. His party has been castigated by Kenyans Online Over its remarks on the arrest of corruption suspects. Photo/File

It added that all the stolen money meant for developments should be returned. The post was seen as a direct attack on William Ruto’s allies who have been adversely mentioned in the Arror, Kimwarer dams scandal.

ODM’s post, however, elicited some mixed reactions from a section of Twitter users with most of them calling the second-largest party in Kenya to walk their talks and stop preaching water while busy drinking wine.

According to many, ODM had no obligation to preach to Kenyans about corruption cases when most of their members have also been mentioned or featured in corruption cases.

Some also wondered why the party was so vocal about corruption when one of their best lawyers James Orengo was ever-present in court defending some of its members mentioned in corruption cases. Here are some of the reactions;

Some Kenyans called on the ODM party to start by initiating investigations into some of their governors who had been mentioned in corruption cases. The case of former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero who is facing numerous corruption cases also poped up.

Some accused the Party’s leaders of being beneficiaries of such corruption cases hence no mandate to lecture Kenyans on the same.

They also reminded the ODM party boss, Raila Odinga of the ailing Mumias sugar company together with Molasses plant in Kisumu which had been alleged that Raila acquired irregularly.

Ruaraka land scandal cases did not also miss on their discussions with some reading malice the government’s fight against corruption. A section of those who supported Dr. William Ruto called for an equal prosecution saying the government should also investigate Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Education PS Pelio Kipsang who have also been mentioned in the Ruaraka land scam.






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