Wetangula tells President to act on graft;faults state’s stance on drought

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Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.
Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to walk the talk and take action against corrupt leaders. Speaking in Kabuchai in Bungoma, accompanied by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Wetangula supported President Kenyatta’s sentiment that the war on graft won’t spare anyone who is culpable whether a brother, sister or a close ally. “Stop talking and whining, do the task Kenyans bestowed on you. For the first time you’ve said what I was telling you, whether it’s your brother, it’s your ally, it’s your cousin, it’s your friend, whoever it is, if they’ve dipped their hands in the taxpayers’ coffers, arrest them, let them be taken to court,” said Wetangula.

His comments come days after President Kenyatta’s remarks about corruption while he was on a state visit in Namibia. The Head of State said the graft war won’t spare anyone, and it doesn’t favour tribe or status, and his closest ally remarks raised eyebrows as many saw it as a jibe directed at Deputy President William Ruto. The DOP’s allies have come out on numerous occasions, saying the graft war is targeting his 2022 Presidential ambitions and is being directed through the DCI.

Furthermore, the Bungoma Senator faulted the government’s insistence that no one has died as a result of the drought that has affected 13 Counties. Reports of death have persisted, notably in Turkana and Baringo Counties. “People are dying, and we are told this is fake news….yet when people are dying in Baringo and Turkana, maize is rotting at the Cereals Board in Bungoma,” he said.

On his part, Kalonzo said there is no time to lose and the war against corruption has to be won. “We have no two-way traffic about it,” he said. He added that he, together with Ford Kenya leader Wetangula are ready to lead mass demonstrations if the government fails to fully deal with corruption.