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Sh50,000 bribery claims rock One Kenya Alliance

Sh50,000 bribery claims rock One Kenya Alliance


Bribery claims have rocked the One Kenya Alliance after an MP claimed that some lawmakers are receiving cash from Deputy President William Ruto.

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Bribery claims have rocked the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) after an MP claimed that some lawmakers are receiving cash from Deputy President William Ruto.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula, a close ally of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, further dismissed claims that Mr Mudavadi is holding talks with Mr Ruto.

“There are few individuals in the party who are creating the impression that we will join UDA,” he said, noting that a senator and two other MPs he did not mention are behind the scheme.

Mr Savula claimed that, “Members of the group receive Sh50,000 each every week to create the impression that ANC is about to join UDA.”

The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli also accused some OKA leaders from western of receiving cash from DP Ruto to sabotage the region's unity call.

"I have received information that some three legislators were each given Sh3 million from DP Ruto to champion for his interest in western," he said without providing any evidence.

Mr Atwoli, who was speaking during the burial of Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju's mother in Ndori, Siaya on Saturday, appealed to Ugenya MP David Ochieng, the party leader for Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG), to rejoin the Orange party.

Mr Mudavadi (ANC), Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi of Kanu, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula and Cyrus Jirongo (UDP) on Friday camped in Bungoma while yesterday, without Baringo senator and Mr Jirongo, the leaders took their campaigns to Trans Nzoia.

“In 2022, if we have to form a government, we must come out in large numbers to vote. As Luhya people, in most cases, we frustrate one another like what happened in the Ford Kenya coup, Nzoia, Mumias, among others. Poverty rate has gone up because our factories are dead, no jobs for our youths and this is dangerous. What affects you also affects me,” said Mr Mudavadi. Mr Savula said: “Musalia is equal to the task of leading this country just like Raila and Ruto. Let no one coerced you to step down for them.”

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