Malala claims Raila and Uhuru involved in 17bn oil saga

UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala Malala has claimed that Raila Odinga  and Uhuru Kenyatta are involved in the viral 17bn oil saga. He has made these allegations without providing any evidence.

He has further challenged the the former president and the Azimio leader to come clean on the fuel saga and reveal their interests in the consignment.

“Kenya’s fuel Sector cannot be controlled by two families, we must break the monopoly and therefore Uhuru and Raila must declare their interest in the fuel debate,” he said.

The former Kakamega Senator claimed the fuel claimed by businesswoman Anne Njeri Njoroge was likely procured using proceeds of graft from Kenyatta’s administration by the two Azimio leaders.

Malala’s assertions came days after Odinga linked the oil scandal to President William Ruto’s cabinet officials.

Odinga called for the resignation of Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir and his Treasury counterpart Njuguna Ndung’u.

In a statement, Odinga alleged that the two top-ranking state officials had committed criminal offenses, abused office, and contravened the constitution.

He claimed existence of a record showing that in June, the National Treasury withdrew Sh17 billion to subsidize “private financial enterprises” linked to a firm belonging to Anne Njeri.

“They stole money from the Consolidated Fund, in addition to spend monies way above what Parliament approved. The CSs must not only resign; they must also be prosecuted,” Odinga stated.

The former Prime Minister attributed his evidence to documents tabled by Busia Senator Okiya Omtata showing the withdrawal of  Sh42 million from the Consolidated Fund, without the authority of Parliament.

“I concur with the senator’s suspicion that Njeri is the ‘private financial enterprises’ funded by the Sh17,224,718,632 illegally from the Consolidated Fund and received by the Ministry of Petroleum,” said Odinga.

CS Chirchir insisted Njeri, the trader claiming the Sh17bn consignment, presented forged documents with which she hoped to claim to 93,000 metric tonnes of diesel from Saudi Arabia. He insisted the oil consignment belongs to Galana Energies.

In a statement on Wednesday, the CS gave a chronology of events leading to the importation and eventual discharge of the consignment at the Kipevu Oil Storage Facility on November 4.

He dismissed claims by the businesswoman that she is the bonafide importer of the cargo saying her application for an oil importation license was rejected on October 29 by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

This comes days after the former president advised the Kenya kwanza government to stop mentioning him as a cause of their failures but rather own their mistakes and correct them.

While speaking at Mwingi church on Sunday 19th, Uhuru Kenyatta disclosed to the congregants that he is already used to the blame game.

“I do not want to say much… not because I fear…I stopped fearing. We have been threatened, told a lot of things. Every time someone fails they say ‘Oh! Previous government. Tomorrow when women fail to give birth they will say ‘you know Uhuru did it’. I don’t know, but I am used to it,” Uhuru remarked.


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