PM Raila asked to name and shame drug barons
Seven MPs have asked Prime Minister Raila Odinga to name drug barons who fund campaigns and influence elections in the country. They were referring to a statement made by Raila during the launch of a report ‘Termites at work’ on criminal networks in Kenya, ranging from drug trafficking, poaching, money laundering, human trafficking to trade in counterfeit drugs last week. The MPs said the names of the drug dealers should be disclosed, and those responsible ashamed, arrested and prosecuted.
Gachoki Gitari (Kirinyaga Central), Elias Mbao (Maragwa), Nelson Gaichuhie (Subukia), Emilio Kathuri (Manyatta) Joseph Kiuna (Molo), Peter Kiilu (Makueni) and Muiru Mburi (Tharaka) said the Prime Minister is not helping the country by failing to name the crime bosses. The MPs were speaking in Kerugoya town on Friday during a fund raiser in aid of Kiaritha Day Secondary School in Kirinyaga county.
The legislators said drugs are ruining the country and spoiling the youth, and those involved in the vice should not be spared. The lawmakers said talk without action will not help the country out of the problems posed by drugs.
Kiuna criticised the government for failing to arrest suspected Al-shabaab who raided Lamu and abducted a tourist. Kiuna called on President Kibaki and the Prime Minister to be on top of things so that our country could be safe from invasion by foreigners. “Kibaki and Prime minister should be on the forefront fighting for the country to avoid more invasions by outsiders,” added Kiuna.