November 23, 2017

I will not apologize, Odinga tells CBK Chair

 


By Calvin Osiemo
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (cord) leader Raila Odinga has said he has nothing to apologize to Central Bank of Kenya chairman Mohammed Nyaoga over his sentiments linking Nyaoga to the loss of Sh250 billion Eurobond money. This is after Mr. Odinga released names of ‘persons of interests’ in the Euro Bond Saga and said that he still has another dossier containing names of beneficiaries of the stolen Eurobond Cash.

Mr. Odinga has come under immense pressure from Jubilee legislatures asking him to swear an oath and appear before parliament to shed more light on what he knows about the Euro bond saga.
Led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, the legislatures want Raila to be put to task and give details and evidence of his allegations of the money he says cannot be accounted for by the government.

“I doubt whether the Raila I know will ever appear before the committee. He refused to appear before the DPP and DCI, but I dare him to appear before the MPs so that we take him to task over his outbursts on the Eurobond. I dare Raila to take an oath before he speaks to the committee. We want ample space to accommodate all of us. Let the meeting be held in the chambers of the National Assembly and let there be enough security,” he said speaking to a local daily.

In a communication written to Mr. Nyaoga legal team, Raila’s lawyer Paul Mwangi said that it is ridiculous as Mr. Nyaoga wants to act as a bystander watching theft happening while he is entitled with the responsibility of acting on behalf of the CBK.


“It is unbelievable that in this day and age, your client can contemplate legal proceedings from which he confidently expects a judicial outcome that would absolve him from all obligations placed on him by the Constitution and the laws and that would declare that he is entitled to act as a bystander as the greatest scandal in the history of this nation unfolds,” read the communication.

 

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