Anti Graft Body Playing Politics, Former Transport Minister Says

Anti Graft Body Playing Politics, Former Transport Minister Says

Mwakwere, who appeared before the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), is alleged to have irregularly disposed Kenya Railways Corporation houses during his tenure as the Transport Minister in 2006.

Mwakwere dismisses the allegations as unfounded, terming it as a mere political witch hunt.

“I have never owned and I have never rented or bought or sold any Kenya Railways Corporation houses,” said Mwakwere.

 

Applying the rule of fair hearing

He said that he had already stepped aside to allow for investigations.

“My office is not in Nairobi, it is in Dar es Salaam and like the President said, I will be in Nairobi until the probe is concluded.”

Like most who have appeared before the commission, Mwakwere accused the EACC of failing to apply the rule of fair hearing saying he first heard about the allegations when the list was forwarded to Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mwakwere is said to have colluded with Investment Secretary Esther Koimett and the Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia, who has since appeared before the EACC, also denying allegations against him.