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Duale, Nyong’o oppose plot to pay off Anglo Leasing scandal billions

By By Stephen Makabila | Apr 27th 2014 | 2 min read

By Stephen Makabila

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has asked MPs across the political divide to reject approval of Sh125 billion Anglo-Leasing payments.

Acting party leader Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o said the National Assembly would betray Kenyans if it colludes with the cartels of corruption in and outside the Government to pay the fictitious outfit called Anglo Leasing, billions of shillings for no services rendered nor goods delivered to the nation.

The Senate Finance Committee, headed by Mandera County senator Billow Kerrow, has already advised Parliament against approving payment of the funds, warning that this will open floodgates for other shadowy contractors.

Fraudulent payment

 “As a party, we appeal to MPs to stand on the right side of history and refuse to be used to sanitise dirty deals and prepare them for illegal and fraudulent payment,” said Nyong’o, who is also Kisumu County Senator, in a statement to newsrooms.

In a rare gesture, National Assembly Majority Leader  Aden Duale appeared to agree with the Opposition party. Saying he had serious reservations on the Anglo-Leasing report, the Garissa Town MP promised to make his comments on the floor of Parliament, and not outside.

Duale, however, listed corruption and ethnicity as the greatest challenges facing the country.

“We must believe in our institutions and stop politicising corruption and playing the ethnic card or religious card. In my opinion, there is no difference between an ordinary Kenyan and a prominent political leader when dealing with corruption because all have to face the law,” added Duale.

Nyong’o posed: “Both the NARC and the Grand Coalition Government refused to pay the fictitious Anglo-Leasing debts. Why now?”

“Kenyans will hold the AG  (Githu Mungai) personally responsible if this grand corruption of paying for Anglo Leasing is fully consummated to the detriment of current and future generations,” added Nyong’o.

He said Kenyans must stand up against attempts to plunder and loot their country in their  name, for the benefit of a few individuals.

Kenyans, he said, should get ready to stand up against attempts to take the country to the past. “

We did not get where we are by accident or State benevolence. We fought to get where we are, we must fight to get where we set out to be,” added Nyong’o.

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