Embakasi North politician Wangoro Mwangi has praised president Uhuru Kenyatta on his latest move of fighting corrupt government officials.
Speaking to Newsline.co.ke, Wangoro states that the time is now ripe for the Judiciary and EACC to redeem themselves.
“The direction that Uhuru has taken is recommendable, let all those who have stolen public money arrested and prosecuted as per the constitution,’ He said.
His sentiments come barely a day following the arrest of finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Principal Secretary, Kamau Thugge, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of NEMA, Geoffrey Wahungu among others following Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji‘s directive.
On September 18, 2018, DCI received complaints on operations at 2 dam projects –Arror and Kimwarer. Investigations revealed that the conception, procurement, and payment processes were riddled with massive illegalities.
The two dams were budgeted to cost Ksh. 46billion ($446 million), but the Treasury borrowed Ksh. 63 billion instead, DPP Noordin Haji said on Monday.
According to the charge sheet, the accused persons conspired to defraud the Government of Kenya between December 17, 2014, and September 27, 2018.
Other charges include abuse of office, committing an offense of financial misconduct, fraudulent acquisition of public property, wilful neglect to perform official duty and committing an offense of financial misconduct.
Amani National Congress(ANC) Musalia Mudavadi had also urged Uhuru not to relent on the fight against corruption.
He said that any government official implicated in a graft case should step aside to allow for investigations.
“Let adherer to Uhuru’s directive that f any government official is implicated in any scandal,he\she should resign immediately,” Musalia said.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.