6 Jan 2011

Who is next after Kosgey's exit from the Cabinet?

KiN Reports
One day after Kenya's Attorney General Amos Wako approved the arrest and prosecution of Industrialisation Minister Henry Kosgey, the latter offered to step aside from his ministerial duties with immediate effect.

In a letter to President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Kosgey requested to vaccate his cabinet post until the car imports case is finalised. The minister then surrendered to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) and has since been arraigned in court for exemptions he granted to motor vehicles older than eight years.

With Kosgey's exit comes a thundering expectation for more revelations, detailed investigations and arrests. The question is not when or if but who is next on KACC's list?

Now that Mr Ruto, Mr Wetang'ula and Mr Kosgey are out of the cabinet pending investigations and their fate to be decided in court we expect to see several other 'big fish' follow suit, the question is 'Who?"

KACC Director Dr Lumumba said his commission is determined to bring to book several personalities who had been implicated in corruption schemes. The commission is "investigating very senior public officials whose names we can’t disclose at this stage, but in the fullness of time we will."
He further said that they are committed and are doing their "best, do it well and refuse to be cornered by giving timelines."

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