IS RINGERA TRYING TO CLEAR HIS NAME?
Six Cabinet ministers, an Assistant minister and seven MPs are among those named in a list tabled in the House as the controversy surrounding the reappointment of Aaron Ringera as director of Kenya anti-graft watchdog took a new twist.
Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo tabled a pile of papers containing names of all prominent people either being investigated by the Kenya Anti Corruption Commission or with corruption related cases pending in court. The documents bearing Wednesday’s date (9th Sept 2009)and signed by Justice Ringera could be viewed as an attempt by the embattled judge to clear his name of accusations that he has failed to prosecute the “big fish.”
The twist in the controversy has now shifted to a possible fight-back by KACC against MPs named in the list.Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi heads the list of public figures with pending civil suits, while Water minister Charity Ngilu tops the list of those under investigation. Others who are mentioned in the dossier tabled in parliament are: Ministers Soita Shitanda (Housing), Chris Obure (Public Works), Samuel Poghisio (Information) and William Ruto (Agriculture). Mr Obure, Mr Mudavadi and former ministers David Mwiraria and Christopher Murungaru have pending cases in court in connection with the multibillion Angloleasing scandals of 2004-2005. There are also so many other top personalities in the dossier tabled on behalf of Ringera.
Do you feel like naming the top personalities at the time when his reappointment is facing harsh opposition from all walks of life is just a way of diverting attention and also trying to get back at those against him in parliament?
IS IT PAY BACK TIME FOR THE” BIG FISH” UNDER KACC PROBE?