The Kikuyu Council of Elders yesterday warned CORD leader Kalonzo Musyoka over meddling in Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru’s official duties. Kalonzo recently demanded that Waiguru step aside just like other cabinet secretaries to pave way for thorough investigations.
CS Charity Ngilu is still on suspension. Recently, MPs declined to endorse the appointment of Monica Juma, a kamba, citing arrogance and high-handedness. Kalonzo claimed some people get state protection when under graft spotlight.
The elders, however, appeared to have read it differently.
They claimed Kalonzo’s statements bordered on ethnic incitement and urged NCIC to intervene and arrest him. They claimed the opposition is out to humiliate one of the hardest working officials of President Uhuru’s regime.
They said comments by Kalonzo were ‘extremely acidicâ€™ and an incitement to the government.
“It seems there is a similar well-orchestrated scheme to surround and protect another set of senior public servants with wailing mobs and loud claims of witch-hunt. This is an outdated and primitive method of dealing with matters expected to affect any nation from one time or another,” he said.
The elders pointed out that the attack on hard working public servants started with the CS for Transport Michael Kamau before targeting Devolution CS and the Education CS Professor Jacob Kaimenyi.
“You can be sure that the next one will be another hardworking, cartel fighting, impartial and transformative Cabinet Secretary,” said Mr. Kanyenji.
The elders pointed out that according to their analysis; those targeted had a similar background. “They all oversee ministries that have in the past been ravaged by cartels of plunderers of public resources. It is clear that the ultimate intention of this crucifixion crusade is to hound out of office persons seen to oversee projects that threaten certain leaders who now see their chances of ascending to power in 2017 quickly vanishing,” they said.
The elders said jubilee government should be allowed to work, adding that one could not expect maximum service from public servants if there are constant noises and far-fetched corruption allegations.
“Positive criticism, yes but not constant harassment,” they said.