MP Oscar Sudi has respnded to President Uhuru Kenyatta after he dared him to report any theft of public property to DCI.
The Kapseret MP has proven he is ready to go head to head with his party leader and Head of State in a bid to defend Deputy President William Ruto.
Shortly after Uhuru dared the legislator to report corruption allegations against him and the first family to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday, March 5, Sudi gave a sarcastic quick rejoinder. The legislator had accused the Head of State of abandoning and allowing his deputy’s name to be tainted and subsequently threatened to mention corruption deals linked to Uhuru and the first family.
In an apparent rejoinder to Sudi, the president said war on corruption would not be won through blackmail and threats issued during funeral services, daring the MP to present evidence linking him to theft at the DCI. Through a precisely worded and sardonic message, the vocal MP who vigorously campaigned for Uhuru’s reelection insinuated Uhuru was controlling operations of DCI thus useless to report him to the agency.
“Well, well, well said Mr. President, I agree with you that we must not address these issues in funerals, weddings or other public functions. But unfortunately, Uhuru is DCI and DCI is Uhuru,” Sudi said.
This war of words between the two leaders is a revival of a verbal confrontation initially ignited by the Kapseret National Assembly member when Uhuru called for a lifestyle audit of all senior public officers. Sudi said he was not opposed to the lifestyle audit as an approach of fighting graft but was skeptical it would be done in good faith.
“I am a proponent pf the lifestyle audit which the president has assured he will go first. I however ask that he lets the scrutiny be dated back to the era of his father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. I am ready to have my entire family audited,” Sudi said.