Kapseret Member of Parliament (MP) Oscar Sudi says President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, are not enjoying a cordial relationship in however much they want Kenyans to believe that all is well between them.
Mr Sudi made that statement on his official Facebook platform on Monday shortly after the arrest of Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich over the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.
The controversial lawmaker suggests that members of Rift Valley communities serving in top government positions — and are believed to be allied to DP Ruto — are being targeted in the anti-graft purge, which, he claims, is being selectively spearheaded by President Kenyatta’s faction.
“Let Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto continue faking their ‘good’ relationship. We are not fools. God is watching all this,” said Mr Sudi in a social media post, in which he highlighted what he terms as witch-hunt of Rift Valley leaders linked to DP Ruto.
“First it was Ken Tarus of KPLC, who was prosecuted for alleged theft of Ksh.30B. The case has not moved an inch. Then came Joe Sang of Kenya Pipeline Company. He is being prosecuted for alleged theft of Ksh.1.9B for the construction of a jetty in Kisumu.
“For the record a jetty worth Ksh.1.9B was constructed and commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta. How the jetty was built and commissioned after stealing of the whole amount of the project money is mind-boggling,” said Mr Sudi.
“Then there was Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal. First it was sponsored headlines screaming he had stolen Ksh.2 billion. When the DCI, who had treated the country to dramatic images of alleged grand corruption, arrested the governor, they charged him for irregularities amounting to Ksh84 million.
“We are now treated to a circus featuring Henry Rotich, Susan Koech and David Kimosop with some collateral damage for Arror and Kimwarer dams,” said Mr Sudi, who accused President Kenyatta’s wing of insincerity in the fight against graft.
The lawmaker says the State “protects “wrong-doers affiliated to President Kenyatta”, but “moves fast to persecute leaders allied to DP Ruto”.
“I have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta several times about Ruaraka land scandal but no one has responded to me yet. Kenyans need to know why CS Matiang’i and his PS Belio Kipsang have not been prosecuted yet the court made a ruling that the [Ksh1.5 billion] payment [to businessman Francis Mburu] was irregular,” said Mr Sudi.
“I further ask Mr. President why is it hard to ask someone who is serving in your government to step aside? Instead of sacrificing the whole community in court? That’s why anything concerning these [corruption] stories are entirely cooked and fake,” said the MP.
The rant by the Kapseret representative to the National Assembly comes hot on the heels of a renewed anti-corruption fight by DPP Noordin Haji and DCI boss George Kinoti, who say extensive investigations have revealed that the taxpayer could have lost at least Ksh19 billion in the Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.
CS Rotich, his PS, Kamau Thugge, and 26 others were listed as suspects in the suspected plunder.
The Treasury minister was arraigned on Tuesday, July 23.