The war of words pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has taken another twist after the outspoken MP accused the head of state of influencing graft cases against members of the Kalenjin community.
President Uhuru on Tuesday indirectly told off Sudi and challenged him to present evidence of corruption to the DCI offices rather than complaining at funerals.
In his retort, Sudi took to Facebook hours after Uhuru’s remarks and claimed that: “Uhuru is DCI and DCI is Uhuru”, implying that the President directly influences the work of the investigative agency.
“Well, well, well said Mr. President, I agree with you that we must not address these issues in funerals, weddings or other public functions. But unfortunately, Uhuru is DCI and DCI is Uhuru,” posted Sudi, who is considered by political observers as DP Ruto’s attack dog.
In another Facebook post on Wednesday, Sudi went a step further in his criticism of the president and listed examples of cases and instances where Uhuru influenced the DCI against the Kalenjin community.
He listed the cases in an open letter addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Read it in full below.
I have heard you repeatedly say the fight against corruption is not against any community or individuals.
I beg to differ Sir.
In fact, your so-called fight against corruption is targeted at individuals and a community. And I will give you examples.
1. You orchestrated the prosecution of Ken Tarus of Kenya Power over a transaction that was signed by Joseph Njoroge, a sitting PS.
None other than the first witness confirmed that you gave instructions that any evidence that would adversely implicate the PS should be expunged. Of course, the PS is immune because he comes from your county.
2. You orchestrated the prosecution of one Joe Sang of Kenya Pipeline over a fuel jetty in Kisumu, whose construction was instructed by Joseph Kinyua to the chair of the Board, Mr John Ngumi.
Joe Sang was implementing instructions of the board chaired by the said Ngumi. John Ngumi cannot be prosecuted because he is your man, not to mention Joseph Kinyua.
3. Advance payments were made for Thwake dam in Makueni (7.2 billion, 2 years ago), Karumenu dam in Kiambu (3.6 billion, 1 and half years ago), Arror dam in Elgeiyo Marakwet (4.2 billion, a year ago), and Kimwarer dam in Elgeiyo Marakwet (3.6 billion, 6 months ago).
In all 4 dams, no work has started, but you have selectively chosen Arror and Kimwarer for profiling with the ultimate objective of ensuring that these dams are not constructed, and of course, you want to prosecute more individuals from that region.
4. The Kenya Forest Service, a public entity has given approval for the construction of dams in all other sites in Kenya, but in Kimwarer and Arror, instructions from above were issued to frustrate the approval, even after KFS had given initial approval to facilitate procurement process. It is very obvious that you are the said “Above”.
My friend, it doesn’t require rocket science for anybody to see that your so-called fight against corruption targeted at individuals and a community, contrary to your assertions.
I respectfully ask you to be man enough and declare war openly on the people you consider your enemies instead of hiding behind the facade of corruption theatrics.
What you are engaged in, my dear friend Mr President, Sir, is called IMPUNITY.
Thank you, Sir,
Your long-time friend,