Sh6.6 trillion lost to graft, claims former Anglo-leasing scam whistle blower on state capture
SEE ALSO :Esther Passaris to sue Nairobi Governor“Drought is caused by God, but when people die, it is man-made. It is people who have failed. This is not a poor country,” he stated. He condemned inaction from the county and national governments, criticised denials by officials as to the extent of the humanitarian crisis and accused leaders of enriching themselves at the expense of the taxpayers. “We have county governments and infrastructure in place, but leaders who are supposed to be managing the situation start by denying, and that is what makes us lose trust in them. They are busy stealing in Nairobi when they should be taking care of people,” observed Githongo. Deputy President William Ruto and officials of the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) recently held a joint presser and dismissed claims of deaths from hunger, saying there was no cause for alarm. Githongo was both kind and critical to Uhuru and his administration. He said the President was the most articulate on corruption in East and Central Africa, but questioned the viability of his words.
SEE ALSO :Waititu grilled again over graft claims“In terms of action, it is ironical...more theft has happened under him. Such contradiction is hard to explain,” said Githongo, who also claimed a cartel was in the system ordering investigations. For Githongo, “President Uhuru generation is defined by corruption.” He said there had never been such a big loss of billions of shillings within a short time in the country than in the Uhuru administration. He spoke of Uhuru’s desire to end corruption, saying it was not about the President’s legacy but the entire Kenyatta family. Asked by Mr Gachoka if Uhuru was anyone’s hostage, Githongo was non-committal and tactfully responded that the challenge in the fight against corruption was political interference and could only be cured if leaders supported the war on graft. He avoided commenting on whether Ruto could be culpable of economic crimes since the DP and his allies have been seen to be criticising the fight against corruption.
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