By Wahome T
WAY back in March 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered several key government officials implicated in corruption to step aside pending investigations. He received a standing ovation. Among those who complied immediately were Francis Kimemia and Defence PS Mutea Iringo.
Kimemia is seeking an elective seat.
Iringo has been nominated by Jubilee for appointment as member of the East African Legislative Assembly.
The same Uhuru who ordered Iringo to step aside is the same Uhuru who has now (two years later) nominated him. Now I’m not saying that is a bad thing. I’m saying that since March 2015, Iringo has never been charged in court for corruption nor cleared by the EACC. His name remains in the dusty files of the pending cases at the Integrity Center, quiet in those files like still water in a jug.
And he is among dozens of others in same predicament. People whose names were thrown into the public as corrupt and now live with that tag as EACC went to sleep. I will talk about them later and throughout this weekend.
Why can’t the EACC just charge them in court or just give them a clean bill of health and let them go. What is this that requires over 2yrs to investigate yet Uhuru was so hyper when he sacked them in Parliament address.
Has Uhuru now, on his own motion, investigated and cleared Mutea Iringo or is he just playing games with his mind by nominating him to EALA. For how long should Kenyans allow such hide and seek games with their affairs?