Support Kenyatta in his fight against corruption, Kalonzo tells Ruto

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka today has told Deputy President to his face to fully support President Uhuru Kenyatta in his efforts to fight corruption.

Kalonzo said it is saddening that while the President is determined to eradicate corruption, certain people in Jubilee appear to be supporting those engaging in the vice.

The Wiper leader, who was addressing mourners at the St. Joseph the Worker Mumbi Catholic Church in Muranga Town, appeared irked by some Jubilee legislators led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who had appeared to cast doubts on the ongoing investigations on corruption involving the construction of mega dams in Kenya.

Murkomen, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Kiharu and Kandara MPs Ndindi Nyoro and Alice Wahome, as well as Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, had earlier claimed that the ongoing war against corruption had been politicized.

But Kalonzo differed with those claims and urged the politicians to allow independent offices to do their work without interference.

Kalonzo further urged the Government to seek the assistance of the Italian Government to help recover the lost cash from the Italian company responsible for the construction of the Kimwarer and Arror dams as it had gone into receivership.

He said the best legacy that President Uhuru Kenyatta could leave is if he does not blink against corruption.

Murkomen had said the handshake had come with blessings but also curses. He claimed there was lots of hypocrisy where corruption cases were being prosecuted through the Press.

Ruto, who spoke last, said the commitment of the Government against corruption is “unwavering”.

But he reiterated that the war against corruption must be based on solid facts and evidence, not politics.

The leaders spoke during the burial service for Margaret Wangechi Irungu, mother to Murang’a Senator Kang’ata Irungu.