Veteran lawyer and Siaya County Senator James Orengo has pledged to help Deputy President William Ruto to clear his name in the Ksh 21 Billion Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.
Orengo's surprise offer to DP Ruto in the SH21 Billion dams scandal [Video]
The scandals has so far ended the career of former Treasury CS Henry Rotich among others
Speaking in Elgeyo Marakwet on Saturday, Orengo challenged the DP to record a statement with investigative agencies to shed more light on the Arror and Kimwarer dam sandal.
“Mimi mnamwambia DP Ruto ya kwamba kama ana habari ya kwamba hakukuwa na wizi aende akaandikishe statement ya kuonyesha hizi 21 Billion zilienda wapi. (I want to tell DP Ruto that if he knows for a fact that no cash was lost in the dams scandal then he should record statement on where the Ksh21 Billion went)”. Orengo stated.
The Senior counsel also revealed that he is ready to represent the DP and help him record a statement that will help in establishing the truth should the latter fail to secure a lawyer.
“Na kama hana wakili aniite niende nikamsaidie kuandikisha statement. (If he does not have a lawyer, he should look for me so that I can help him. We want to know the truth)," added the Siaya Senator.
Former Prime minister Raila Odinga who was also in attendance expressed confidence that relevant state agencies (DCI and DPP) will smoke ut the thieves and establish how much was stolen.
He also faulted a section of politicians linked to DP Ruto for attempting to shift public attention from the present scandal.
"When a matter is being prosecuted in court, politicians should let the courts do their work and stop asking why certain people have been charged yet others are roaming free.
"The evidence will be produced in court and the matter argued out and soon the thieves will be known. No one will be victimised, but the truth will final prevail," Odinga asserted.
Watch the video of Orengo and Raila making the remarks below, courtesy of KTN.
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