RAILA ODINGA ARRESTED BY MP’S?
The Chairman of the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Board of trustees Samuel Chepkonga (Ainabkoi) Saturday said Opposition pioneer Raila Odinga will must be pulled to the counter join commission in the event that he overlooks the summons to show up. Addressing Wakenya, Chepkonga cautioned the Ethics and Anti-Debasement Commission not to withdraw from capturing the Restriction pioneer or the consequences will be severe, the House advisory group will need to bargain with the commission for “specific utilization of the law”.
“(Raila) ought to have appeared before the commission voluntarily.
But he refused and he had to be summoned. In the unlikely event that the former PM refuses to heed the summons, the EACC will have no option but to proceed and effect the summons. They will have to ask the Inspector General to arrest him and take him to EACC to record a statement,” said Chepkonga. He also added that,
“If EACC fails to do its job, then as a Parliament we will deal with them. We don’t expect an institution charged with fighting graft to apply the law selectively. All Kenyans are equal before the law. We are asking the EACC not to be intimidated,” said Chepkonga.
Raila has vowed not appear before the commission because according to him, all the information regarding the missing billions in the Sh250 billion sovereign bond (Eurobond) were with the National Treasury. He also faulted the EACC saying it is improperly constituted as it doesn’t have commissioners.