Jubilee calls for speedy investigations on Raila “dominion farm extortion” saga


Nairobi, KENYA: Jubilee party has called for  speedy investigations on the allegations made by dominion farms CEO Calvin Burgees that opposition chief Raila Odinga has been extorting money from him.

The party wants the Ethics and Anti corruption Commission ,Directorate of Criminal Investigation and office of the Director of Public Prosecution to move with speed and  investigate the allegations.

In a media briefing at party headquarters in Nairobi on Sunday, head Jubilee party secretariat Raphael Tuju and Majority Leader Aden Duale said Mr Odinga should come clean and clear the air on the said allegations which they say amounts to bribery.

“Mr Calvin has confirmed that Raila Odinga has extorted money from dominion farms not once not twice and we want Raila Odinga either to clarify or confirm whether he has ever extorted money from this American investor.”Duale said.

Duale insisted that Burgees should appear before parliamentary lands committee to divulge more information regarding his allegations against Odinga.

They also want opposition to shade more light on sh.105 million which they allege that Godavari company was given to conduct feasibility study especially in Siaya.

“That 105 million was paid to a shady indian company Godavari enterprises to conduct a feasibulity study and the money ended up in the pockets of ODM luminaries.” Tuju said.

Last Wednesday,The CEO accused the Opposition leader of demanding money to fund his campaigns for the 2007 general elections.

He also claimed Raila frustrated plans to reclaim and resettle residents of Siaya in the Yala swamp after he sought to gain political support from the businessman which he denied him.

But Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has however dismissed the allegations as ‘ridiculous’, saying Burgess was tainting Raila’s name.