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Sonko tells Jubilee MPs to keep off Raila over Eurobond saga


Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has told Jubilee MPs not to condemn Cord leader Raila Odinga over claims of theft of Eurobond cash.

The senator said Mr Odinga should be treated as a whistle blower and be given the opportunity to present his complaints and allegations.

Senator Sonko made the remarks on Wednesday during a press conference at Parliament in which he was joined by West Pokot Senator Prof John Lonyangapuo.

“My support to Uhuru Kenyatta and his administration on fight against corruption remains stronger as it has been in the past. However, the war against graft can only be won if Kenyans unite and put aside their political, religious and tribal interests,” Sonko said.

“I wish to reiterate that whistle-blowers on various scams should be accommodated and their views, claims and allegations on specific graft handled with the care that they deserve.

“I wish to challenge my fellow Jubilee legislators not to rush in condemning and demonizing Cord leader Raila Odinga but to allow due process of law to take its due course.”

Sonko also claimed Jubilee MPs had been summoned from their constituencies to attend the press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday at Serena Hotel at 1 pm.

“It is wrong for our leaders Duale and Kindiki to call our members from recess to come and oppose Raila even before he speaks,” said Sonko.