Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has urged politicians to cease giving out false information regarding corruption and wait for the agencies tasked with dealing with graft and prosecution to unravel the truth concerning alleged scandals. Speaking outside parliament buildings, the Kimilili MP supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sentiment during the State of the Nation address that the graft war won’t be influenced by “vigilante justice and pitchfork protest.” Didmus faulted leaders who accuse others of being involved in corruption, in a direct correlation to accusations levelled against Deputy President William Ruto. “Everytime you watch TV, or listen to the radio, the narrative is always about who has been linked to corruption but what we always want to know is who has made that declaration,” he said.
He said making statements in public fora linking others to corruption doesn’t make them culpable, and that any meaningful revelation must be made by the agencies tasked with dealing with corruption, “For example, the story of the Arror dam where we have been told Kshs 21 billion was lost. I’m not saying there was no pilfergae there, but the issue is whio is saying the money has been squanderd? If it’s the DCI and the DPP I’ll accept, but if it’s Raila saying so I won’t accept,” he affirmed.
He said the Presient’s directive must be followed form now on and policians should stop posing as the EACC and DCI spokespersons, “The other day we wer told that Kshs 2 billion wa slost in the County government of Samburu, but after teh County Governor went to Court, it was revealed that it was Kshs 84 million,” he said, adding that if all narratives of money being lost were to eb followed, then lots of funds would’ve been lost.