Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has come out to dare his coalition Cord to speak up against corrupt governors.
Through his Twitter account, the outspoken senator urged the coalition to condemn its governors who are misusing public funds.
Mr Kilonzo, who is a member of Wiper Democratic Movement, said the latest uncovering of massive corruption in Kilifi County is a “tip of the iceberg” adding that the coalition “cannot preach water and partake wine.”
CORD Must condemn Governors who are misusing public funds . Kilifi is a tip of the iceberg. We can’t preach water and partake WINE
— Sen Mutula KilonzoJR (@junior_mutula) November 18, 2016
Kilifi governor Amason Kingi has been put on the spot over the disappearance of Sh51 million from the Department of Health’s bank account.
On November 7, Governor Kingi announced the suspension of 10 officials suspected to have been involved in the scam, to pave the way for investigations.
The governor went on to name five Nairobi based companies that were involved in the scandal.
So far Jubilee MPs from the coastal region have called for the arrest of suspects with deputy president William Ruto, during his visit to the county, calling for the same.
Senator Mutula’s tweet elicited numerous response from Kenyans on Twitter.
— Antony Oyugi (@antony_oyugi) November 18, 2016
@junior_mutula That is what we call LEADERSHIP. Calling a wrong a wrong, regardless who has done it.
— Patrick Mbogo (@PatrickNgireva) November 18, 2016
@junior_mutula Senator you are right… corruption is not only at national level but in the counties too… Cord has half of the 47 counties
— sande oyolo (@dosande) November 18, 2016
@junior_mutula Well said Mr Senator.Only when Kenyans will trust Cord if they can condemn all form of corruption,including Kilifi county
— MICHAEL THUGE (@THUGEJNR) November 18, 2016
@junior_mutula I am surprised that CORD has not called a press conference by now.Double standards!
— Tobias Mukoya (@mukoya_tobias) November 18, 2016
Several senior officers of the county have already been fired. Unless you want to cause unnecessary prejudice to Gov. Kingi @junior_mutula
— Ibrahim on Twita (@arapkuli) November 18, 2016