The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) of President William Ruto has asked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to come clean about public funds stolen by former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime.
In a statement, UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala asked Raila to explain where the money went before continuing with his planned protests.
“Azimio, led by Raila Odinga, has planned protests for tomorrow; however, before they do so, they must come clean about where the money went.
“They must also show Kenyans where they hid the maize and when they are ready to release it. Kenyans are not succumbing to the constant theatrics intended to distract them from learning the truth about the all-time loot that has ruined the country,” read part of the statement.
Raila and his allies were also blamed by Ruto’s party for the theft of public funds during Uhuru’s tenure.
“Odinga and his associates are responsible for draining public coffers to the bone. We demand that the handshake regime account for the money they stole by using Ukur Yatani to fund Raila’s Presidential campaign and brutalizing Kenyans who demanded accountability.
“The Kenyan people deserve honest and accountable leaders, not those who use their position to enrich themselves at the expense of the people,” the UDA claimed.
Following the revelations of the Controller of the Budget, Margret Nyakang’o, the party asked EACC to launch investigations into former senior government officials.
“We urge the anti-graft agencies to hastily commence investigations in light of the revelations by the Controller of Budget and unearth all the corrupt leaders and their accomplices. We also demand an audit of all capital projects undertaken by the rogue handshake regime to determine whether public funds were spent on private businesses,” the UDA added.