This looks like one of the biggest anti-corruption raids ever in the country. And they grabbed Rotich the CS in charge of the nation’s finances. That is serious business. Except this is Kenya. But you just don’t arrest the Finance Minster on corruption for nothing.
So what are the issues:
- If indeed Rotich and co were stealing these volume of money they are not doing it alone. This kind of stuff can bankrupt the country and the cash moves through so many portals. It has to be something done with orders from above. Even Ruto can’t steal this volume of money without Uhuru’s involvement. The president is the king in Kenya. May be Uhuru and Ruto can compromise and agree to just throw Rotich and a few others under a moving SGR train. Gone in a second.
2. Haji as the DPP is quite a mixed bag. He has started all sorts of big cases that just seem to go nowhere. But I doubt he could start something this huge without some kind of a plan and that plan can only come from State House.
3. Murkoman should be certified as an insane idiot. He represents Marakwet county which is just losing one of the biggest possible investments to build a dam that was going to be of so much value to his constituents. That is gone now. These guys are not going to borrow money twice to build the same thing.
And what does Murkomen do for his constituents who are being robbed of a great asset with massive economic benefits. Murkoman pisses on his constituents and supports the thieves. May be it is the thieves who elected him and not the constituents of Elgeyo Marakwet.
4. Where does Ruto stand on this. The DP has been screaming all along that only Kshs 7 billion may have been lost (as if that is change) and not Kshs. 21 billion. Right now it looks like it could be more than 21 billion.
This thing is going to make Goldenberg Scandal look like a joke. Will Ruto stand with the people of Rift Valley who are the biggest losers on this or we the DP stand firm with the thieves. What are Ruto’s real interests in this matter?
I remember Ruto putting up crocodile tears about Mau Forest. Where are the tears for the people of Marakwet and Kenyans being robbed.
5. If we can’t build the dams because the money has been stolen and laundered do we still pay this massive loan and if so for what.
6. Last but not least. Where is the money? Who is having this money and how do we get it back because we have to even if it means selling these peoples’ entire assets including their under wears and the diapers they use. No jokes. The president needs to assure Kenyans that money will be recovered even before he appoints the new Finance CS and others.