from: joachim omolo ouko
News Dispatch with Father Omolo Beste
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
While Cord leader blames President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto for land grabbing scam, Jubilee majority leader Aden Duale blames Raila for Kisumu Molasses land grabbing.
Cord loyalists defend Raila: Raila acquired the said land legally. Former commissioner of Lands Sammy Mwaita cleared him to buy the 240 acres on which the Kisumu Molasses Plant is built to Spectre International on January 11,2001at a price of Kshs 3.6 million.
Jubilee loyalists: The land was sold at a time when Odinga started working closely with Moi. By June of the same year, Raila was appointed to the cabinet and made Energy Minister, that was when titles were prepared in favour of Spectre International on February 3,2002 for a 99-year lease backdated to September 1,2001.
Jubilee loyalists pause: How could 240 acres of land together with machinery be sold at Kshs 3.6 million when the land in question is located in prime/valuable area of Kisumu where ½ acre plots go for 2 million?
Aden Duale says: Because Cord is demoralizing Uhuru and Ruto I am now revealing that Cord Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang issued irregular work permits, citizenship and passports to foreigners during his tenure as immigration minister in the grand coalition government. Duale says there was documentary evidence that Kajwang benefited financially from the issuance of almost 500,000 vital national documents to illegal immigrants.
Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu says: Because Cord former Minister for Land James has accused Uhuru, Ruto and Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi for acquiring land illegally, I am saying that Cord leader Raila Odinga and his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is the one who allowed the disputes allocation of 500,000 acres of public land in Lamu to 22 companies during the tenure of the grand coalition Government.
According to Ngilu Uhuru and Ruto, not even Kazungu Kambi grabbed land in Kenya. She is challenging Orengo to provide any evidence linking Uhuru’s family and Ruto to any illegal land acquisition in Coast or any part of Kenya.
Suba MP, John Mbadi answers Ngilu: Ngilu lacks moral ground to deal with land issues in the country because the ministries she served in were hampered with illegalities in procurements. Ngilu answers: When Raila was Prime Minister and I belonged to his party affiliation he publicly defended me against corruption allegations in my ministry.
Jubilee loyalists argue further: If Cord members insist on naming Uhuru and Ruto on other scam, we shall also reveal Raila’s scandals on Triton Oil corruption saga, Afri Global Ltd, a firm belonging to Raila Odinga’s elder brother Dr. Oburu Oginga, who was the Finance Assistant Minister, and which is run by Dr. Oburu’s son, Elijah Abonyo Oburu.
They want to reveal how after this scam Elijah Oburu bought a brand new showroom Mercedes Benz limousine valued at Kshs 24 million (US$320,000 by then) which he now drives around Kisumu City.
Jubilee loyalists threaten to reveal further how another firm, African Oils Ltd, which belongs to the Prime Minister’s son Fidel Castro Odinga also profitted from the scandal. And not to be out done was the Prime Minister himself with his company Bakri Ltd, operated by one Mr. Mike Njeru who joined the list of compliant firms that allegedly benefited from the tender pool sharing and in turn selling the same to the highest bidder.
All these demonstrate how impunity in Kenya is of the high class. It explains why people who were named in Goldenberg scandal cannot be prosecuted. Among those named are, Gideon Moi, Retired President Moi’s son, who was then the Baringo Central MP, Mr Philip Moi Retired President Moi’s son, Mr Moi’s lawyer, lthe late Mr Mutula Kilonzo, Mr Moi’s former personal assistant, Mr Joshua Kulei, former Central Bank of Kenya governor Erick Kotut and former Central Bank of Kenya deputy governor Eliphas Riungu.
Other names include former Central Bank of Kenya employee Job Kilach, former Central Bank of Kenya employee Tom Werunga, former Central Bank of Kenya employee Michael Wanjira, and Philip Murgo, former director of public prosecutions. Mr Murgor’s law firm represented the Central Bank of Kenya during the two-year public inquiry headed by Mr Justice Bosire.
Others are former Treasury permanent secretary Charles Mbindyo, former Treasury permanent secretary Wilfred Karuga Koinange, former Treasury permanent secretary Joseph Magari, the late Prof George Saitoti former Special Branch chief James Kanyotu, former commissioner of Mines and Geology Collins Owayo, Mr Arthur Ndegwa, senior mining engineer in the Commissioner of Mines Nairobi office, former commissioner of Customs and Excise Francis Cheruiyot, former Kenya Commercial Bank general manager Elijah arap Bii and former president Moi.
The same applies to Anglo leasing scam. The cast of officials potentially implicated in fraud or cover ups includes former minister of finance, David Mwiraria, Chris Murungaru, former minister of security; Moody Awori, vice-president; Kiraitu Murungi, minister of justice; Francis Muthaura, head of public service; and Dave Mwangi, permanent security for security among others.
By the 13th of May, 2004 conclusive reports into the Anglo Leasing matter had been received from both the KACC and the Controller and Auditor General and their conclusions were in the same vein to date.
Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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