The fate of those in list of shame that was to be sealed today -the last day of the 60 day ultimatum by President Uhuru – hangs precariously as the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the DPP fail to process any big fish for slaughter.
The 175 files forwarded to the DPP remain largely untouched, with less than 30 alleged to have been processed, most of whom are files of the ‘small fish’, containing very minor economic offences. Â Those alleged of ripping the public of billions of shillings are too hot to be touched, moving from EACC to DPP perpetually.
At no point in the life of the republic has the buck refused to stop as it is now.
And the Opposition CORD is digging in, demanding that a presidential directive should mean something in Kenya. It is becoming common for President Uhuru to make pronouncements which then fail to be effected, sending the bad message that the President of the Republic of Kenya is a ‘lame duck’ politician held at ransom with a greedy elite around him, even as the country pay dearly to contain a ballooning wage bill, bloated by corruption.
“The deadline is here and there are no heads rolling. All we see are files to and from the Director of Public Prosecutions, saying so and so has been cleared. We want the President to be more systematic about the fight on graft. You can’t order investigation on corruption and at the same time turn to disband EACC,” said Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.