Clean them all! Ledama says after DPP drops multiple graft cases

DPP dropped Sh19m and Sh400m graft charges against Aisha Jumwa and Ben Chumo respectively.

In Summary

• Jumwa had been accused of allegedly embezzling CDF funds.

• Chumo had been charged with willful failure to comply with procurement procedures. 

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina.
FILE Narok Senator Ledama Olekina.

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has taken issue with the dropping of graft charges against Public Service and Gender Cabinet nominee Aisha Jumwa and former Kenya Power MD Ben Chumo.

He has insinuated that the move by the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji is a 'cleansing' exercise.

"Clean them all…it's their time to eat," Ledama said in a tweet.

On Wednesday, the DPP said that he had dropped corruption charges against Jumwa in the Sh19 million graft case the former Malindi MP was facing.

She had been accused of allegedly embezzling CDF funds.

Jumwa is among 22 Cabinet nominees that President William Ruto unveiled on September 28.

Parliament on Wednesday approved a 21-member committee that will conduct the vetting exercise of the nominees before tabling its report on or before October 27. 

Azimio MPs have vowed to conduct a grueling vetting process for the 22 nominees after raising integrity questions on some of them.

On Thursday, Haji also withdrew the Sh400 million graft case against former Kenya Power MD Ben Chumo and 10 others.

Chumo had been charged alongside Muwa Company Limited.

He was in 2018 charged in court for willful failure to comply with procurement procedures in the purchase of transformers.

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