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Was it proper to demand Mwiraria’s clearing of Anglo leasing charges?

By The Standard | April 26th 2017
The late David Mwiraria PHOTO:COURTESY

At the time of his death, former finance minister David Mwiraria was constitutionally innocent.

The court had not found him liable in the Anglo Leasing scandal. He should now be cleared from the list of shame. He merely suffered the fate of collateral damage.

The main culprits offered him as a sacrificial lamb.

Mwiraria was clean from the beginning. The people calling for his name to be cleared are the same people who fixed him in order to ruin his political career.

The Kiambu mafia were determined to fight the 'big' men from Mount Kenya region who were serving under retired President Mwai Kibaki's administration, who they felt were taking their place in Government.

This could happen if they created non-existent scandals such as linking Mwiraria to Anglo Leasing.

They put pressure on the Kibaki government and Mwiraria, as the finance minister, was sacrificed together with others. But it’s worth noting that all other political players redeemed themselves save for Mwiraria, who was knocked off his North Imenti seat in 2007.

Mwiraria followed the law, so charging him under new amended laws was totally malicious and scandalous.

Many know he was charged as a result of the political persecution that prevailed then; the real culprits are well known political players.

The masterminds and real beneficiaries of the Anglo Leasing scandal are free and enjoying immense but wrongly acquired wealth to heavily finance their campaigns.

The prosecution now has an option to terminate the charges against him because the deceased has no opportunity to defend himself.

I support the termination of the charges against Mwiraria.

Sam Alfan Ndereba, Businessman


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