By Anwar Sadat
For the last two days, the Jubilee administration in their effort to distract the public as regards to how Kshs 190 billions Eurobond money was used, have published a series of propaganda materials intended to Potray Rt Hon Odinga as corrupt.
Dennis Itumbi went as far as accusing Mr. Odinga of economic sabotage by claiming that Mr Odinga acted to influence KRA by seeking to have KRA agree with Mastermind Tobacco on how to pay tax arrears so that the company doesnt collapse leading to loss of jobs (N/B Mastermind Tobacco a local franchise owned by a businessman from Meru was being harrased by KRA under influence of BAT Tobacco a foreign company to kill its operations) . As a Kenyan, I take Mr. Odinga at his words, that “yeye ni mweupe kama pamba on issues corruption.” I am however obligated to point out the hypocrisy of Jubilee’s argument.
1) First, Mr Itumbi and the government have conveniently ignored sections of the “BAT corruption allegations dossier ” that clearly explains how KRA is an agency for hire, used by international conglomerates and business rivals in economic espionage against their competitors.
Any Kenyan leader concerned about the wellbeing of Kenyan industries must be ready to defend them again unethical business practices perpetrated by their rivals who can easily use corruption to exert undue pressure against them.
2) The Jubilee narrative confirms their economic belief that Kenyans have had the opportunity to experience since they took control of government.The main issue at the center of their latest propaganda is not about economic sabotage but pure witch hunt. The greatest economic saboteurs and tax evaders are in Jubilee.
KQ is in ICU because some people bought shares in Air-China, Jubilee killed Telecom because some people have shares in Safaricom, jubilee killed the sugar industry because some people are importing sugar from Brazil, jubilee begun the famous fight of 2nd generation liquor because the owner of Keroche is supposedly supporting Raila, the jubilee have contracted Tony Blair’s PR firm because they don’t believe in the brand Kenya.
They are busy killing Juakali sector with everything imported from China. Since Jubilee seem to have details and documents from KRA, can they also publish how much tax have been paid by companies associated with President Kenyatta , Ruto, their families and associates since 2013!!
The greatest economic sabotage against Kenyans is spending their Kshs. 190 billions without accounting for it. Two weeks are over YET Treasury cannot produce the list of projects funded by Eurobond, CS Henry Rotich has confirmed he has NO CLUE what projects were funded by EUROBOND.