Raila calls for resignation of CSs Chirchir and Ndung’u over government fuel deal with Saudi Arabi.
In a fresh dossier over controversial government-to government fuel deal, Azimio leader Raila Odinga now wants two Cabinet Secretaries in President William Ruto’s government to resign and face persecution over the matter.
Raila says Energy CS Davis Chirchir and his treasury counterpart Njugunga Ndung’u violated the law in the handling of the government-to-government oil deal.
The Azimio leader alleged that the government-to-government oil deal was a corruption scandal hatched to withdraw money from the exchequer against the law.
As such, the ODM leader now wants the two to vacate office and face the law.
“CSs Davis Chirchir and Njuguna Ndung’u have gone against the constitution, committed criminal offenses, and abused office. They stole money from the consolidated fund in addition, they are spending money way above what the parliament approved. They must not only resign but also be prosecuted,” Raila said.
At the same time, Raila challenged the government to show proof of how they are paying for the imported oil via the Kenyan shilling saying the whole narrative is a lie.
President Ruto said the government-to-government deal had saved Kenya from relying on the dollar in the purchase of oil.
“This regime has told Kenyans so many fictitious stories. We challenge the government to share evidence of the oil payments and show documents indicating when they were made, as well as bank accounts and recipients,” he said.
The opposition leader further dismissed criticism directed at him by President Ruto maintaining that the deal had not achieved its intended purpose which was to lower fuel prices and ease pressure on the Kenyan Shilling.
The revelation comes barely a week after Raila labeled the G-to-G deal as a scam in the making.
President William Ruto however denied the allegations and said the deal is open and transparent.
“I am running a transparent government; all those contracts are available in Parliament. Stop saying you want the contracts, the contracts are public domain, there is no secret contract anywhere,” Ruto stated on Sunday.