Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (pictured, FILE), has revealed why he is now silent on the on-going corruption scandals in the Kenyan Government.
Speaking in Busia today – Saturday during the burial of Mama Margaret Shiundu, the mother of Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s wife, the NASA leader said he is tired of speaking on corruption every now and then.
His supporters on social media have been questioning his silence on the National Youth scandal where over Ksh 9 billions were irregularly paid to some cartels on ‘unimaginable’ contracts.
Did it ever occur to you that one day HE Raila Odinga would stop fighting against corruption and impunity for you? It has happened. You have vilified him to stop. You must now speak and fight for yourself or perish. You are on your own.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) May 24, 2018
All this happened to @RailaOdinga while most of Us were..
1.Buisy tweeting in offices
2.Were indoors in apartments
3.Were laughing n mocking him
4.Were Accepting n Moving on
5.Were asking him to retire
Now Lets face this life without Railla #RailaRemainQuiet #NYSscandal pic.twitter.com/joa60KhOgk
— S ~ B 🇰🇪 (@benjabali) May 25, 2018
Raila’s critics have suggested that the ODM Party leader could have benefited from the NYS looting, thus, remaining silent on the saga.
"HAWA WATU HAWAJUI TUNAKULA PAMOJA … WACHA IBAKI IVO IVO MTU YANGU" pic.twitter.com/m24gR42Dqk
— Stamina Daddy💣💥 (@LANGZZZZZ) May 26, 2018
“Some people have been asking why I am now silent on the various scandals in Kenya – I have spoken enough and l am now tired.” Raila told the mourner after being invited by Governor Oparanya.
“I have revealed uncountable scams in the country and I don’t think I have the energy to reveal more.”
Kenya has been rocked by a series of mega corruption scandals including the Shs1.6 billion NCPB scam where cartels were allegedly paid huge amounts of money to supply ‘imported’ maize at the expense of the farmers.
Yesterday, Deputy President William Ruto issued a warning to corruption cartels and asked relevant institutions to prosecute the culprits.
Other leaders present at the funeral include Senate Speaker Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojamoong’ and Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa who also asked Mr Odinga to return ‘the favour’ and support a Luhya for the Presidency in 2022.