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Halt Anglo Leasing Payments-MP

May 29, 2014

Maurice Alal

Muhoroni MP Onyangohas criticised Jubilee Government over payment of Sh1.4 billion to to companies associated with the Anglo-Leasing scandal. He said the Anglo-Leasing contracts are fraudulent and should not be honored. "Making payment to such firms amount to corruption of the highest order in the country.

We will not allow Kenyans to be burdened with illegal contracts," he said He accused President Uhuru of promoting graft in the government instead of fighting it. President Uhuru argued that further delay in settling the debt was putting the country's economy at risk. He said on Thursday that the government had exhausted all judicial options to forestall payment of the debts following judgments issued by courts in Geneva and London. But Koyoo said Uhuru and Deputy Presidents William Ruto have done nothing to reduce the high wage bill.

"In 2007 when Uhuru was the Parliamentary Accounts Committee Chair, he opposed the payments, what has changed now that he is the President," he said. Koyoo was speaking to the Star in Muhoroni town on Saturday. Ends. Speaking on Saturday in Muhoroni Koyoo told President Uhuru and his deputy Ruto to walk their talk of weeding out corruption in the country. The MP also lashed out at the Jubilee government over the rising wave of insecurity where people are being killed on daily basis.

He called on a major surgery on the top security officers the government to The criticism comes when the Law Society of Kenya moved to Court of Appeal to stop treasury from paying the two European firms linked to Anglo Leasing. Lawyer representing LSK Aggrey Mwamu said on Friday that the government must be stopped from moving ahead to authorize the payments. The LSK in the recent past failed to get a temporary injunction from the High Court to bar the government from settling the payment. .

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Source: AllAfrica

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