The Chairman of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee, James Opiyo Wandayi has initiated an anti-corruption Bill in Parliament that if passed may deal the greatest blow on Deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto's allies.
Ugunja MP, James Opiyo Wandayi.
The Bill which was first proposed in 2012 seeks to amend Chapter 6 of the Constitution on Integrity and Accountability of public servants.
If the Bill should be passed into law then public Officers both elected and appointed may have to refund salaries they've earned while engaged in court cases relating to their offices. No politician may be cleared for nomination if he has served a criminal sentence or has a court case pending. And all officers must step aside from office whenever investigations against them are being carried out.
Deputy President Dr. Ruto's major allies are all involved in economic crimes and the new law is seen to target his camp.
Ruto's right-hand man, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua is in court with a case of embezzlement of over KES 12 billion meant to deliver medical supplies to Nyeri County. Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has a litany of court cases, with some related to rape. MP John Walukhe is yet to be cleared of the KES 230 million maize scandal.
Garissa MP, Adan Duale.
Migori Governor Zachariah Obado was in court last week together with his son over the embezzlement of millions from the Migori County Government. Garissa MP Adan Duale began his close association with the DP when he was busted importing contaminated Sugar.
Recently when the state indicated it could resuscitate the NYS case against Kirinyagah Governor Ann Waiguru she immediately declared her willingness to work with Ruto.
According to a 2021 Bloomberg report, Kenya's deputy President Dr. William Ruto is perceived as the most corrupt leader.
Should the bill pass into law, virtually three-quarters of the politicians currently in office would be declared unfit.
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