Jubilee dark forces want me out, Ouko speaks out

Lawyer Omolo apart from revealing the identity of the petitioner also cited numerous abnormalities that “goes against natural justice" with his client’s case.

 

At a press briefing on Thursday, Ouko said he had nothing to hide and accused the parliamentary committee of witch-hunt and grossly violating the constitution.

"I would wish for the truth to be unearthed. I am just interested in the fairness of the process," he told the press in Nairobi.

Ouko added that the Director of Public Prosecutions had cleared him of abuse of office allegations and therefore he will only step aside if the President sets up a tribunal to investigate him.

Asked about if he was aware of any forces after his job he said.

“I see all this happening and naturally I feel concerned and sometimes wonder who is behind this.”

The auditor's lawyer Otiende Amollo claimed Ouko ouster was a political witch-hunt, raising questions why his petition was fast-tracked yet none of the other petitions had attracted the same speed and zeal.

"None of the petitions put forward in Parliament have been finalised. Only Ouko's case was finalised in days," he said.

“For anybody who watched the proceedings in Parliament, I think the Speaker has already made up his mind.”  He added.

"There is a person called Mwagonah whom we thought was the petitioner but he turned out to be the lawyer for the petitioner," he said.

He added; "It is important to know that Ouko is facing the petitioner without the submission of any document as evidence... but the committee said this was not necessary,"

Emmanuel Mwagambo Mwagonah, a Nairobi lawyer wants the auditor general charged with corruption and abuse of office. He also accuses him of grossly violating the constitution by failing to submit timely reports to Parliament yet he has not presented a single document to back his allegations.

He asked the MPs to instead use their powers to get the relevant documents from Ouko's office.

"I am not obliged. This committee has constitutional authority to get the documents," he said.

Mr Ouko has since gone to court and obtained orders blocking the National Assembly from prosecuting the petition and forwarding its recommendations to the president.

On March 13, a judge barred Parliament from considering a petition for Auditor General Edward Ouko's removal from office over a Sh100 million tender.

High Court Judge Chacha Mwita issued the temporary order following an application by activist Okiya Omtatah.

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