Miguna: Our office was a swamp of graft
Posted Wednesday, July 11 2012 at 21:38
“Right there, I knew that both Raila and Caroli were privy to those ‘interventions’, otherwise, he wouldn’t and shouldn’t have cared where the calls emanated from. Whether Caroli used the office line or his mobile line or Caroli’s grandmother’s mobile phone didn’t matter, really. What mattered was why Caroli should have been the one giving instructions to the NCPB over contaminated maize.”
Mr Miguna also examines Mr Odinga’s ties with foreign businessmen. He claims an aide was sacked on suspicion of misappropriating campaign funds. He says the former PA brought Sh50 million to Mr Odinga while he had been given Sh200 million by the investor from South Korea.
Mr Miguna reproduces a letter which journalist Sarah Elderkin, a long-time confidante of the PM, wrote to Mr Odinga protesting against Mr Miguna’s suspension.
“You (Mr Odinga) have people around you playing major roles who are irredeemably corrupt. Two of them were suspended earlier and then incomprehensibly reinstated. They were suspended on full pay and benefits.
“Now you have a man who is totally loyal and not involved in your office staff’s blatant, well-known all over town, corruption, yet he is ‘suspended’ without pay and this is activated by one of those whose integrity I wouldn’t trust beyond a yard away from me, someone the whole town talks about.
“Miguna gets no chance to hear and answer allegations? This is against the most basic of labour laws and totally contrary to natural justice.”
Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya, is published by Gilgamesh Africa, London. It will be launched at the InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, 11am on Saturday, July 14 and will be available in bookshops thereafter.
© Miguna Miguna, 2012