Opposition leader Raila Odinga wants Treasury and Energy cabinet secretaries Njuguna Ndungu and Davis Chirchir sacked and prosecuted for alleged collusion in what he describes as a grand scam of the government to government oil deal.
Odinga has accused the two CSs of abuse of office by stealing from the consolidated fund over 42 billion shillings and spending beyond what was approved by the parliament on the oil deal.
While Odinga concurred with suspicions by Busia Senator Okiya Omtata over the withdrawal of the said amount to subsidize a private enterprise he has asked President Ruto to quit the lip service and table all the deals documents.
“They stole money from the Consolidated Fund, in addition to spend monies way above what Parliament approved. They must not only resign. They must also be prosecuted,” Odinga stated.
“I concur with the senator’s suspicion that Njeri is the ‘private financial enterprises’ funded by the Kshs 17,224,718,632 illegally from the Consolidated Fund and received by the Ministry of Petroleum,” said Odinga.
The opposition leader has further demanded that the three local oil marketing firms table their tax compliance documents following their defenses that they remit the 30 percent corporate tax to the Kenya revenue authority.
Odinga has further alleged a deliberated move by the government to sideline the National Oil Corporation in the government to government deal by the Chirchir led ministry to enable corruption
The Opposition Chief has also raised eyebrows over the silence by the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission in deal.
While speaking to the media Odinga has challenged the Bishop David Oginde led commission to dig into the transparency of the contracts signed by the gulf oil conglomerates and Kenya OMC among other claims.
The Azimio leader has also called on the Auditor general, and the EPRA chairman Justice Jackton Ojwang to rein in on the matter for clarity