The opposition leader Raila Odinga's involvement with the African Union, which concluded this week, allegedly cost the Kenyan taxpayer at least Sh2 billion, according to a high ranking official in President William Ruto's administration.
The charges, however, have been denied by Mr. Odinga's office, which asserts that no taxpayer funds were used to support his work as the AU's High Representative for Infrastructure Development.
With support from the former President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr. Odinga was appointed to the prominent position on October 20, 2018, putting him in the center of Africa's efforts to ensure the completion of its transnational highway corridors and realize its dream of a continental high-speed train, among other initiatives.
Up until the AU's decision to terminate the contract on Wednesday , a decision the opposition leader claimed was motivated by "other pressing matters," but which diplomatic sources claimed was a "polite termination" because of Mr. Odinga's recent political activities details regarding the office's funding and operations had largely remained under wraps.
Kimani Ichung'wa, the majority leader of the National Assembly, sparked a dispute yesterday by asserting that the government spends Sh600 million annually to manage Mr. Odinga's AU position. He claimed that this was cash sent from Kenya via the continental organization, which is based in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. However the Side of Azimio leader Raila has denied the claims .Follow me for more news and updates .
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