State House Â spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has defended the government over Ksh 15 billion lost in its accounts, blaming parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Ababu Namwamba for the delay to table the Auditor General’s report.
â€œRaila knows the accountability processes including review of the Auditorâ€™s report by PAC,â€ adding that â€œPAC is chaired by Ababu Namwamba who is a member of Railaâ€™s party. Raila should stop shouting from the streets.â€
Esipisu seemed to be implying that it is Ababu Namwamba, in other words, Raila’s henchmen in parliament, who are frustrating the search for the 15 billion even as Raila turned hit on jubilee government demanding accountability.
Ababu has been accused by several ODM legislators of hobnobbing with the Jubilee top leadership instead of holding them accountable as chair of PAC, the public’s watchdog.
An MP of ODM accused Namwamba of the special treatment he gives to jubilee legislators whenever there is an activity to be undertaken outside the country.
“He chooses them, he trusts them more than us. Sometimes, we only hear he has left the country together with them over PAC matters,” the legislator, an ODM member of PAC, told this writer.
Raila has increasingly challenged the jubilee government, especially President Uhuru and his Deputy William Ruto, to come out clean on the loss of the Sh15 billion, Sh8 billion of which was lost at OP.
During the period of the said theft, treasury was under under Robinson Njeru Githae and joseph Kinyua. The two are currently powerful officials in Uhuru regime. At Office of the President then was Francis Kimemia and Mutea Iringo, also powerful figures in Uhuru regime.
The monies were allegedly squandered in the period leading to the March 4 elections with much of it believed to have been used for voter bribery and buying off of electoral officials and the judiciary during the petition.
Ababu is yet to respond to Esipisu’s claims.