Revelations that files of big names in President Uhuru’s list of shame that was recently forwarded to EACC and DPP for investigations and prosecution are missing has cast a shadow on the two institutions with allegations of cover-up sufficing.
EACC claimed it had transferred files to DPP while DPP claimed it is yet to recieve the files. Among the files said to have disappeared are those of Cabinet Secretaries and Princopal Secretaries suspended as well as other top regime big vegetables.
â€œWe have completed investigations on 30 files and handed them to the DPP. Half of the names of the CSs and PSs under investigation are among those whose fates are now with the DPP and we have not cleared any of them,â€ said Halakhe Waqo, the CEO of EACC.
DPP Keriako Tobiko shot back, denying receiving the files.Â Tobiko said he had received 14 files by Friday last week and so far has acted on 11. He explained he had received the 15th file yesterday morning and was waiting for more.
â€œI have not and I repeat that I have not seen a file on the CSs and PSs and other top officials mentioned, unless they are on the way here,â€ he shrieked.
CORD leader Raila Odinga long dismissed the supposed fight against corruption, warning that President Uhuru was not interested in fighting corruption.
“The moment the President himself tabled the list in Parliament, with the suspects not even aware that they were under investigation and even EACC leadership unaware that the list had been taken to the President, I knew immediately that somebody was deliberately scuttling war on corruption while claiming to be supporting it,” Odinga said several weeks ago.
It is now emerging that the missing files may have been taken to Office of the President where President Uhuru is to ‘look at them’. This arrangement is illegal and unconstitutional. It offends the separation of powers and independence of institutions.
By involving executive fiat, the war on corruption is open for witch-hunt and political blackmail. As happened to inclusion of names in the list, there is a feeling that the jubilee regime is using EACC and the DPP to fix political opponents. The case of Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto is one such incident.
EACC is also said to have removed the name of Chirau Ali Mwakwere, Kenya’s ambassador to Tanzania, as well as several other big regime shots. Already, former immigration Director Jane Waikenda who was suspended alongside 175 other officials is alleged to have been posted to Algeria as a diplomat, yet she is yet to be cleared of corruption charges.