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November 17, 2018

Godec bribed with projects to support Uhuru – NASA MPs

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec. /FILE
US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec. /FILE

NASA yesterday accused US Ambassador Robert Godec of cutting deals with Jubilee in exchange for political support. 

They cited a stalled "overpriced" aircraft deal and the multibillion-shilling Mombasa-Nairobi road project as some of the projects Godec had expressed interest in.

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MPs TJ Kajwang' (Ruaraka), Godfrey Osotsi (ANC) and Simba Arati (Dagoretti North) said Godec’s recent remarks were driven by political and business interests.

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Godec last week told NASA leader Raila Odinga to first recognise Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency before any dialogue can take place. Raila says Uhuru was not validly elected on October 26 last year and swore himself in as People’s president on January 30.

"Three days before the election, Godec fronted deal to build a new Mombasa-Nairobi highway was single sourced for one of America's biggest defence contractors, a big profiteer from war in Iraq," Osotsi said.

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