Raila speaks on reports of his role in upcoming cabinet reshuffle

Raila Odinga comes clean

“Mr. Odinga takes great exceptions to this attempt by the Standard to use his name to provide refuge to the corrupt by implying that the crackdown on graft is merely an attempt by him to take “his people” into government. He finds the reporting malicious, retrogressive and diversionary and merely meant to undermine the war on graft while failing to take cognizance of the interest of the Kenyan public,” read part of the statement.

According to Citizen TV, the NASA leader however maintained his support in war against corruption in the country.

“He fully backs the current crackdown on individual State officers and business people over the loss of billions of public funds and fully supports the tough stand by President Uhuru Kenyatta on this matter,” said the statement signed by his spokesperson Dennis Onyango.

Cabinet reshuffle

Raila Odinga’s statement comes after the Standard on Sunday reported that he has been pushing for a cabinet reshuffle due to the ongoing crackdown on corrupt government officials. The push is said to be a plot to accommodate the former Prime Minister’s interests in government.

The newspaper reported that President Uhuru was planning a major reshuffle that will affect several Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries.

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