Orengo Sides With DP Ruto After ODM Condemnation

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  • Siaya Senator James Orengo on Sunday, August 23 sided with Deputy President William Ruto after condemning the ODM statement on Covid-19 graft.

    Orengo appeared to differ with ODM after the opposition party released a statement on Saturday, August 22, seen to have been defending KEMSA.

    The former Ugenya MP referenced South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa in dealing with the Covid-19 graft that rocked the country.

    ODM party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna speaking at a past event.

    “I admire Ramaphosa’s understanding of the anger, outrage and disillusionment in South Africa regarding the government’s response to corruption about Covid-19 pandemic.

    “Kenyans are justified to express fury and rage as Covid-19 crimes border on genocide. NYS (National Youth Service) MES (Managed Equipment Services) Dams and Covid-19 cannot be our DNA as a people,” wrote Orengo.

    Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in response to Orengo’s remarks asked him to advise ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.

    “Boss, ODM sounded like this in the past. You should share some tips with your current [expletive] spokesboy!,” noted Murkomen.

    ODM in a statement through Sifuna dismissed claims of corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 equipment by KEMSA.

    The party added that claims of misappropriation of funds could only be ascertained after an audit by the Office of the Auditor-General.

    Ruto in a firey response on Sunday, August 23, also condemned the statement released by ODM as he branded the party ‘Lords of Corruption’.

    “The pretentious (former) Opposition, now turned Lords of corruption, attempted defence of the Covid19 grand larceny is NOT shocking.

    “It confirms the worst of Kenyan’s fears that their side of handshake was never interested in the people’s good but opportunity to loot. What a shame,” he stated.

    Ruto holds his walking stick at an event in his Karen home, Nairobi on August 11, 2020

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