How the Arrest of corrupt Kalenjin CEOs shows how unfair plum positions are distributed

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Is the community really being targeted? Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo has said the current predicament facing many Kelenjins within the government is a manifestation of how unfair plum positions have been distributed. Through a statement on social media, Amollo was emphatic that if the positions were fairly distributed, then the spirited war against graft would touch corrupt leaders from all the 43 tribes.

The remarks come at a time when several high profile politicians have lashed at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji for what they have since termed as targeting leaders from the Kalenjin community in his purge against graft. “That many Kalenjin CEOs are facing graft charges is not ethnic targeting.

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It is testament to how unfairly the distribution of these plum positions have been, otherwise we’ed be seeing equal opportunity prosecutions across the 43 tribes,” said Amollo.

Deputy President William Ruto and Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei have been the latest leaders to suggest that the DPP could be hellbent at unleashing horror on Kalenjin CEOs. Speaking on Saturday, December 8, Cherargei said he was not going to sit down and watch Kalenjin leaders tormented in the war against corruption.

“As the chair of Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights, which oversights investigative agencies in this country, we will not sit back and allow you to ethnically profile our people with vested interests, in bad faith and politically motivated charges,” he said.

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