Miguna Miguna Blasts Raila Odinga Over NYS Scandal

  • Shortly after NASA Leader Raila Odinga broke silence over the fresh Ksh9 billion National Youth Service (NYS) scandal, controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna has blasted him over his remarks.

    Speaking on Saturday, at Nambale, Busia County, Raila had indicated "We are still constituting an elaborate team that will handle this vice (corruption)."

    His sentiments, however, did not go down well with one Miguna, who has been an ardent supporter turned a critic following the famous handshake between Raila and the President.

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    Following the recommendation by Raila, Miguna retorted: "This is insanity. Only a deceptive, cowardly and failed leadership believes that Task Forces, Committees or Commissions end theft of public resources.

    Instead of establishing the said team to end corruption in the country, Miguna opined that: "Only criminal convictions, long sentences, and restitution or wealth recovery" will solve corruption.

    Raila had also indicated that the peace deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta will facilitate uniform growth among Kenyans.

    However, Miguna was for the opinion that Raila has no powers as far as influencing the government is concerned.

    "It is a serious moral crime for Raila to give Kenyans empty promises that the mythical bridges to nowhere and "task forces" will end corruption, extrajudicial killings, and human rights abuses," Miguna quipped.

    The NASA Leader has been away from the limelight during both the NYS Ksh9 billion scandal and the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) where alleged Ksh6.3 billion worth of subsidized fertilizer was lost.

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     Raila has however rubbished the claims that he has been silent on recent scandals as untrue although this is the first time he has publicly talked about the issue.