By Aden Duale
Raila Odinga cannot lecture any leader on corruption. His history is replete with dubious corruption allegations and he has shown a heavy inclination to align himself with some of the most corrupt people in the country.
The mention of my name by Ms Ann Waiguru is not enough to warrant my resignation. What aspect of corruption was I involved in? What benefit did I get?
If Raila who has scandalized himself severally & who hobnobs with thieves & drug dealers has never resigned then I cannot do so.
Raila Odinga has been silent on the matter of the alleged bribery involving the judiciary why?
He has a short memory and he is very quick to demand the resignation of leaders in Jubilee. But he gets deaf and dumb when his ODM and Cord lieutenants are mentioned in sleaze or caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Take the BAT allegations against his co-principal Moses Wetangula and his newfound catch, Martha Karua.
Raila dismissed the allegations in political rallies and even on national television. He was unperturbed by the fact that graft laced with nicotine is toxic. Just the other day, contraband goods were found in depots linked to the Mombasa governor. Raila Odinga was the first to defend the governor even though the Cord principal is neither an investigator nor in the know.
Also, when the Nairobi governor was alleged to have given a Supreme Court judge a mindboggling sh200 million to save himself from an election petition, Raila Odinga’s response was that the governor should not be judged. Raila Odinga’s barometer on such matters is thus faulty because it only tilts against others, and never against his own.
His call for the resignation of CS Rotich and Myself is hollow, empty, inconsequential and foolhardy. It’s not worth the breath with which it was issued.