A section of MPs have revealed that the proceeds of corruption are being used by some politicians to crisscross the country as 2022 approaches.
MPs reveal explosive details of funds lost through corruption being used to crisscross the country ahead of 2022
MPs are now demanding a full lifestyle audit on CSs
The revelations were made by a team of MPs led by Maina Kamanda (Nominated) Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town), Paul Koinange (Kiambaa), Muturi Kigano (Kangema), Naomi Shaban (Taveta).
The lawmakers maintained that billions of shillings lost through massive corruption witnessed in government ministries and parastatals was being diverted to finance politics with part of it ending up in individual’s pockets.
They maintained that they would push for the full implementation of lifestyle audit suggested by President Uhuru Kenyatta and urged the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to fast-track corruption cases
"There is no smaller or bigger thief. All of them must be apprehended, and if need be hanged to serve as examples to potential thieves," Koinange said.
His comments received the support of veteran politician Maina Kamanda who claimed that some Cabinet secretaries had amassed so much wealth that they are now building “bullet proof” houses.
"We shall also pile pressure on government to conduct lifestyle audit on Cabinet secretaries and all the MPs. Some of us have served in ministries but we don't have the abnormal wealth like some of the current CSs," he claimed.
Naomi Shaban opined that “A serious audit should be conducted to establish how much wealth they had when they were elected and how much they have now”.
DP Ruto's allies oppose lifestyle audit, corruption soars
The concerns come months after a section of DP Ruto’s allies alleged that the war against corruption was unfairly targeting those allied to the DP with some on record for opposing the lifestyle audit.
We will support the President on this endeavor…We are, however, wary of people out there using the media and also deploying the State machinery to settle political scores. The institutions must not allow themselves to be used by others to score political points,” Daule said
Nation quoted a well-placed source in DP Ruto’s camp stating that “You can clearly see that some of these actions follow a predictable pattern. We may have chosen to remain silent for now but if things continue this way, our gloves will be off.”
A number of the ministries and parastatals that have been rocked by corruption allegations are/were headed by individuals perceived to be allied to DP Ruto and from his Rift Valley turf.
They include Kenya Pipeline Company, Kenya Power and Lighting Company, NCPB among others.
At the ministry of Lands headed by CS Farida Karoney, a recent report by auditor general Edward Ouko revealed that the ministry cannot account for 20 Billion shillings.
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