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Kalonzo Challenges Ex-Treasury CS Ukur Yattani to Set Record Straight on Funding of Raila's AU Job

Former Foreign Affairs Minister and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has challenged the former National Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani, to set the record straight on who used to fund the African Union job held by Raila Odinga, as the AU's High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

This was after some leaders from President William Ruto's team alleged that the job that ended this week used to cost Kenyans Sh600 million annually, money which was used to run activities of his two offices; one in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and the other one in Nairobi.

According to the Saturday Nation, the Majority leader in the National Assembly MP Kimani Ichung'wah argued that the job would have cost Kenyans Sh2 billion, further saying that its disbursement has been done until the end of this financial year.

However, according to Kalonzo, who was speaking on Saturday in Kakamega during the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Rally, the Kenya Kwanza team are speaking lies since all AU Africa member states make a contribution knows as Assessed Contribution which is used to run the affairs of the union.

The Ukambani boss further said that Raila's ticket to Ethiopia and other countries while serving as the special envoy used to come from the union's Ethiopia office, and not the Treasury as claimed.

"The person who made such remarks do not know how Africa runs its activities. Raila's ticket used to come from Addis Ababa and not the Treasury. Even Yattani should have made it plain that every cent Raila was using used to come from the commission headquarters. We must defend Baba and that is the truth."

Kalonzo joined other Azimio leaders to urge President Ruto to re-introduce subsidies, saying that Kenyans were hurting due to the high cost of living.

Listen to Kalonzo in this video from minute 11.

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