Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has lauded the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji for taking a hard stance against corruption. Speaking in Migori County, Wetangula said the war against corruption must be fought without any fear or favour, “I stand to salute the new DPP Haji. He is now a household name in Kenya for he works without favouritism, and the people who couldn’t be arrested before are now being arrested,” said Wetangula.
The latest in a list of high profile arrests are National Land Commision Chair Muhamad Swazuri, along with six others including Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) Managing Director Atanas Maina, who were held over the SGR land compensation payment and are set to appear in court on Monday.
Furthermore, Wetangula said the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga should go beyond the acclamations. He said even although it wasn’t an entirely good move, it’s still good as it brought peace and calm to the country. However, he noted that it hasn’t highlighted the problems at IEBC, “People must ask themselves, has the election rigging issue that took place been solved?” he posed, “The handshake should go beyond acclamations we’ve heard from everywhere to bring electoral justice to Kenya. We should check and scrutinize IEBC to make sure if now they can preside over elections or not.”
The Bungoma Senator said the MPs who were bribed to shoot down the sugar report that identified the people who imported bad sugar must be punished, while at the same time outlining his aspiration to vie for the presidency in 2022.