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Kang’ata: Government using DCI, EACC to fight me

By Wangari Njuguna
Monday, January 25th, 2021
Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata addresses the media . Photo/PD/John Ochieng
In summary

Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang'ata has castigated the Government for using the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to fight him.

Kang'ata, also the Senator for Murang'a claimed he his being targeted over the letter which he wrote to the President few weeks ago.

Speaking in Kandara, Murang'a on Monday, the senator said he will not bow to any intimidation or threats and he will stand his ground.

"I don't understand why crime management institutions are being used to fight me yet I have not committed any criminal offense or abused anybody," he said.

His remarks comes after a report emerged that his law firm is among the 25 being probed by the EACC over a multi-million deal at the City Hall.

Kang'ata said the use of the institutions to fight politicians due to their stand is setting a bad precedence for this country and it curtails democratic right and freedom of expression.

"EACC and DCI should not be used to manage politics in this country because there is no fairness and objectivity in what they are directed to do" he said.

He claimed that Central region is one of the areas with toxic politics the Government is fighting leaders who give a contrary opinion.

He pointed out incidents where DCI has been used to harass leaders who do not read from different script.

"Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro was arrested after chaos erupted in a church in which nominated MP Maina Kamanda was attending and its only the former who was made to carry the blame" he said.

He added that, when skirmishes erupted in Kenol during Deputy President William Ruto's visit, only two MPs Ndindi and Alice Wahome were hunted down.

"The fight put up against leaders is partial, unfair and lacks objectivity," he added.

He said his letter only aimed at telling the President the truth about the BBI and he does not understand why he is being admonished.

Kandara MP Alice Wahome told Kang'ata to stay put and not to be swayed by any threats pledging to stand with him.

"We always say truth shall set us free and what you did was right and there is nothing to worry about," said Wahome.

Additional Reporting by Njange Maina

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