Raila sends urgent demand to Uhuru from Israel 

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has sent an urgent message to President Uhuru kenyatta from Israel...

File Image of ODM leader Raila Odinga and president Uhuru Kenyatta

In a statement, Odinga who is in Israel, noted that he had warned the Jubilee administration of the consequences when the Sh5.3 Billion scandal broke in MOH but failed to prosecute the suspects.According to the former prime Minister, US suspended its funding because of corruption in the health sector which Uhuru's administration has been unable to stop.

"President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee administration reacted by defending the suspects, calling the Opposition names and rolling out a series of public relations activities meant to sanitize the theft and shield the thieves." Today, what we feared has come to pass. The US government has taken the unfortunate step of suspending its support for Kenya’s health sector because of corruption in the parent ministry," part of the statement reads.The former premier highlighted that the move would paralyse the work the funds had been doing especially in fighting malaria and helping poor people living with HIV/AIDS.

Odinga also noted that key relatives of Uhuru were involved in the scam which compelled the US to stop funding Kenya.

"It is common knowledge that the architects of the Ministry of Health scam, are highly placed people in Jubilee government and relatives and friends of the President," the statement continues.The Opposition leader has demanded that the president comes clean on the scam so that Kenya can continue receiving the funds they desperately need.

Read Also: JOHO WINS BIG AFTER NEW ANNOUNCEMENT BY GOVERNMENT"We challenge President Kenyatta to come clean on this scam, arrest its architects, arraign them in court and recover the money lost to enable the country to make peace with donors and continue getting the support that we desperately need."We challenge President Kenyatta to stand with the ordinary women, children and poor people living with HIV/AIDs for whom PEPFAR and other US programs on health was the only source of hope," the statement concludes.Despite the US suspending its funding to the health,  the government has maintained that ordinary citizens will not be affected.

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