The government should suspend Devolution CS Anne Waiguru over the Sh791m NYS scandal and stop trading “small fish for big fish”, Cord leader Raila Odinga has said.
While addressing Kibera residents on Sunday, Raila said President Uhuru Kenyatta heads a selective system that decides who should face the law and who should not.
Raila accused Uhuru of mocking the war against graft by removing Waiguru’s name from the list of shame, saying the Devolution CS was aware of the scandals.
“I have enough evidence to confirm to you that money was stolen from National Youth Service, if they like they can take me to court. The government is trying to trade small fish for the big “Mbuta”(fish). It is a cover up,” he said.
In a separate meeting on Sunday, Bungoma senator Moses Wetangâ€™ula, Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar and Awendo MP Jared Opiyo said Waiguru should resign after she admitted that Sh791 million has been stolen from her ministry through fraudulent deals.
Wetangâ€™ula said Waiguru was not fit to release an investigation report in which her own ministry is “heavily involved and for which she should have been the first suspect.”
“How can you ask a suspect to announce the outcome of an investigation into a fraud?” Wetangâ€™ula said, adding that Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu was suspended on much weaker grounds than Waiguruâ€™s.
Last Friday, Waiguru released a graft report confirming there was â€œconspiracy to defraud National Youth Service of 695millionâ€, which saw 21 officers, including deputy director general Adan Harakhe, suspended.
“The investigations also identified similar fraudulent payments worth Sh791million that had been made to supplies of road construction and building materials between December 2014 and April 2015,â€ Waiguru said.