June 14, 2024

Raila Opens Up On Arresting Uhuru Kenyatta Over Pandora Papers Saga during Chatham House session

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Pandora Papers saga exposed Uhuru and his family and Raila Odinga spoke on the matter during Chatham House session.

Raila Odinga spoke out on how he plans to combat the country’s rampant corruption if he wins the general election on August 9.

During a Q&A session at Chatham House in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 16, Raila was probed by journalists and Kenyans who wanted to know how his government would handle his handshake partner’s ties to the Pandora papers.

Raila reiterated that his administration would crack down on those found guilty, emphasizing that no one is infallible.

The former Premier made reference to Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s elder brother, who was arrested and imprisoned on corruption charges.

” We’ve said that nobody is indispensable in the government, and if you want to carry out a successful war against corruption, you must begin with yourself.”

“If any member of your family is caught, you ought to ensure that action is taken. An example of Kagame whose elder brother was imprisoned and he would go to visit him in prison and tell him sorry but this is where you belong,” Raila stated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made headlines all over the internet in October of last year after his family was named in the Pandora files, a set of private financial records that revealed the covert offshore accounts kept by influential families around the world. 

The International Consortium for Investigative Journalists made the materials public.

The Pandora Papers revealed that Uhuru and his family had Ksh3.31 Billion in Offshore Account.

Raila by then said there was nothing wrong with having Offshore Accounts so long as it’s accountable.

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