Mt. Kenya Musicians defend CS Waiguru over graft allegations

Mt. Kenya Musicians defend CS Waiguru over graft allegations

Musicians from the Mt. Kenya region have come out to condemn politicians whom they accuse of not respecting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.

 Speaking in a Nairobi hotel, the Musicians’ spokesman identified as ‘Sir Joe’, said politicians should not dictate the President’s rulings and decisions, but rather concentrates on their respective areas of jurisdiction.

Their sentiments were targeted at leaders calling for impeachment or sacking of Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

Musicians Joseph Kamaru, Kamande wa Kioi and Ben Githae came to Waiguru’s defence saying she is innocent of the crimes she is being accused of.

Kioi said allegations against Waiguru are indirectly pointed towards the President.

They also refuted claims that the government has failed to deliver its promises to Kenyans and instead applauded the President’s initiative to ban illicit brews and second generation liquor in the country.

They say it was a big save especially to the youth from the Mt. Kenya region who were rendered unproductive by the drinks.

The musicians also vowed to embark on a campaign to sensitize the Mt. Kenya population to register as voters in large numbers as a way of preparing themselves for the next General Elections.

They urged the President to continue dispensing his mandate and come 2017, they will vote him in for a second term.

Meanwhile, Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu while appearing on Inooro TV Monday morning, called on President Kenyatta to ignore criticism from the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) to sack Waiguru and continue with his work.

He also called on the Devolution CS to stay put despite pressure to silence her.

The two groups were defending the Devolution CS in the wake of corruption allegations against her that involve millions of shillings.

Waiguru is due to record a statement with the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) detectives Tuesday.

By Diana Omondi