Jubilee legislators now want the public servants who were mentioned in EuroBond saga to sue opposition leader Raila Odinga.
In aprèss briefing at parliamentary building led by Senate Majority leader Kithure Kindiki on Friday , the Jubilee MPs asked public servants mentioned to sue Odinga immediately terming his statement as reckless and aimed at tarnishing the officials’ names and their careers.
“We are asking all the public officers who were recklessly and maliciously named yesterday ,to proceed urgently to court not only to seek damages,but also in terms of personal injury of character,to sue the CORD leader for criminal libel because political office whether in government or in opposition can not be used to destroy peoples’ careers” Kindiki said
Mr Odinga named Chief of Staff and Head of public service Joseph Kinyua, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, PS Kamau Thugge; Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) board chairman Mohammed Nyaoga; John Birech, the director of financial markets at the CBK; Moses Muthui, the manager of financial markets at the CBK; Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo; and former CBK governor Njuguna Ndung’u as the masterminds of Eurobond saga.
Kindiki indicated that there was nothing of substance warranting the kind of hype given around the Eurobond issue by Odinga.
“He failed to demonstrate any connection whatsoever between the people he named and the loss of any amount of money”Kindiki said
Jubilee downplayed any possibility of international agencies to be given mandate to probe the saga insisting that local institutions are well equipped to investigate the entire matter.
Thika women Rep Alice Nganga dismissed Odinga’s dossier saying that he cannot purport to fight corruption when his counterparts in CORD are implicated in corruption and no action taken by opposition on the culprits.
Also Kikuyu member of Parliament Kimani Ichungwa said that Raila’s intention was to sabotage the status of economy which he wants to incline on for the 2017 general elections.
Consequently ,Gusii legislators led by Kitutu North member of parliament Jimmy Angwenyi condemned Raila’s remarks on Mohammed Nyaoga and asked Odinga to apologize to the Gusii community on the same.