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Senator Otieno Kajwang' fights back, dares Duale to spill the beans over permits

By Alphonce Shiundu | Aug 7th 2014 | 2 min read

NAIROBI, KENYA: Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang' on Thursday came out fighting to fend off allegations that he issued 500,000 crucial documents illegally during his tenure at the Ministry of Immigration. Kajwang' dared the Majority Leader of the National Assembly, Aden Duale, to publish all evidence to prove the allegations.

"He has said that I issued over 500,000 permits, citizenship certificates and passports. I want him to publish each and every passport, work permit, citizenship certificate that I issued irregularly giving details of what was irregular about the issuance," said Kajwang' at a news conference at Parliament buildings.

The senator said Duale should buy space in media outlets and publish the details of Kajwang's bank accounts, the MPesa account, and the cheque transactions, "including who paid who, the amount, the account and for what".

He added: "If Duale does not publish that information within three days, he will face one of the biggest court battles he has ever faced in his life. I have never sued anybody in my life, but this time I will go the full hog."

Kajwang' said Duale was "reckless" in his utterances and a purveyor of "cheap and raw propaganda". He said he was "absolutely proud" of his tenure at the Ministry of Immigration.

"You make so much noise without giving any thought on the veracity of the things you are talking about," he said.

The former Cabinet Minister said Duale and the Jubilee administration should not intimidate him and his colleagues in the opposition, just because they wanted a referendum to change the Constitution, disband the electoral commission, shore up devolution, and boost national security.

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