Former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna has come to the defence of current governor Mike Sonko after the government opened a case against him on corruption accusations.
According to Miguna, the government, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, is practising double standards, allowing some individuals who have in the past been implicated in mega theft scandals walk scot-free, while Sonko, whose case involves a significantly less amount of funds, gets dragged in the mud.
The political activist was referring to Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru, who was forced to step down as the Devolution Cabinet Secretary in 2015, after it emerged that the National Youth Service (NYS) lost close to Ksh1 billion in fraudulent transactions under her watch.
According to Miguna, not only did Uhuru allow Waiguru to walk away from the scandal without being prosecuted, but he also went ahead to endorse her to run for her current leadership role on his Jubilee Party’s ticket.
The former National Super Alliance (NASA) leader also expressed his dismay at the fact that the county head keeps getting opportunities to school the country on corruption issues, despite her graft-marred history.
“Anne Waiguru steals Ksh5 Billion – Her De Facto husband Despot Kenyatta imposes her as Governor and gives her multiple platforms to LECTURE Kenyans on “corruption,” Miguna said.
On the other hand, the deported politician questioned the rough treatment that Sonko was subjected to after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji called for his arrest Friday.
“Mike Sonko steals Sh 350M – he is beaten up, arrested and denied access to City Hall,” he contrasted.
DESPOTIC DOUBLE STANDARDS
Anne Waiguru steals Sh 5 Billion – Her De Facto Husband Despot Kenyatta imposes her as Governor and gives her multiple platforms to LECTURE Kenyans on "corruption."
Mike Sonko steals Sh 350M – he is beaten up, arrested and denied access to City Hall.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) December 11, 2019
Gatundu MP Moses Kuria also launched a scathing attack on Waiguru Thursday morning, expressing his disappointment in how Waiguru allegedly rundown the NYS which is a critical program in the country.
#KTNPointblank I sympathize with President Kenyatta. If there was a project that could have transformed Kenya more than the Big 4 combined it was the NYS as originally designed. The President meant well. Till he entrusted the program to a kleptomaniac harlot
— NoReferendumBeforeElections (@HonMoses_Kuria) December 11, 2019
The attacks on the Kirinyaga leader came after she made an appearance of KTN’s Point Blank segment, where she addressed several issues, amongst them the corruption status of the nation.
— KTN News Alerts (@KTNNewsKE) December 11, 2019