Khalwale cautions president Uhuru over graft

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Kakamega Senator Bony Khalwale as he spoke.

Kamega Senator, Dr. Bonny Khalwale, has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Ann Waiguru in order to restore faith in the government’s fight against graft.

Speaking in Likuyani Sub County, he wondered why the president was shielding Waiguru whom several corruption allegations have so far been leveled against her ministry by scuttling attempts by the National Assembly to oust her.

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Kakamega Senator Bony Khalwale as he spoke.

“As we speak now Ann Waiguru has effectively held our country at ransom,” he noted blaming the president and his advisory for using unorthodox means to silence anyone, including Nandi Hills MP, Alfred Keter and Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama, who have boldly spoken or initiated procedural and legal moves aimed at making her step aside and pave room for investigations.

“When Khalwale is speaking over the same, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaisery stands up and warns that if you are heard speaking about graft without evidence we will arrest and put you behind bars. Ann Waiguru is holding the republic of Kenya hostage,” pointed out the vocal Senator.

Khalwale observed the ballooning graft in the country was a direct product of Uhuru Kenyatta’s selective war against the same.

Referring to the president’s tour in Bungoma County last Saturday, Khalwale accused the president of instructing his handlers to deny him a chance to address the public in front of him.

“I want to tell President Uhuru, you attempted to deny me chance to address the crowd while at my home turf in Bungoma on Saturday, but unfortunately Luhyas showed you who their true leaders are,” said Khalwale.

Khalwale warned the Jubilee administration against threatening Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula.

“Wetangula was not elected by people of Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri or Laikipia, but people of Bungoma. Therefore, it is the people of Bungoma County who can decide whether to remove or retain him in office,” added Khalwale.

The senator laughed at Water Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, Musikari Kombo and Noah Wekesa attempts to market Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) in western province, saying such an effort was doomed to fail since it was aimed at dividing Luhya votes.

“The duo is telling the president to bring here something called JAP. That JAP is the ‘madimoni’ that you, the president, referred to Wycliffe Mudavadi sometimes back,” said Khalwale amidst laughter from the crowd.