Agano party presidential candidate David Waihiga Mwaure has accused Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai of renting police cars intended for him.
In a statement dated Thursday, June 23, Mwaure said he had not received the police cars assigned to presidential candidates despite writing a letter of formal notice to the police.
Furthermore, the presidential aspirant demanded that the police make public the details of cars and security escorts given to all candidates for more transparency.
An armed Kenyan policeman gets out of a police car.
Mwaure said he was only calling for fair treatment of the four presidential candidates which include; Vice President William Ruto, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and George Wajackoyah of the Roots party.
“According to my investigations, I have discovered, as provided by law and approved in the budget, that there are cars, escorts, bodyguards. I am entitled to them but the office of the inspector general sits on them and either earns money from them or they gave them to those who are state projects or who can pay for them.
“I am not asking for special treatment or anything that will increase the cost of living. I am asking for my rights,” the statement read in part.
In addition, he asked the police to grant the officers assigned to him time off, stating that the two officers had not had time to rest for nearly three weeks.
“I also want the two bodyguards I have to have at least one day off a week. For about three weeks they haven’t had a day off. If I don’t get everything the others have, I will mention names and go to search.”
Furthermore, Mwaure called on the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate the sources of Ruto and Raila’s campaign funds, given that the candidates were spending billions despite the tough economic times.
“They should investigate and find out where all the billions come from that have been and are being used by the Kenya Kwanza and Azimio coalitions.
“At a time when TUSEN are facing severe economic hardship, TUSEN need to know if this is money from various scandals that took place when my competitors were and have been in government or if this is part of of Ksh 15 trillion, being the wealth of TUSEN illegally stashed abroad, or even worse, it is money from drug lords and special interest groups who later take over Kenya to take revenge. “
Our attempts to reach police spokesman, Bruno Shisoso in response to Mwaure’s allegations proved futile as he did not respond to our calls and texts at the time of publication.
However, in a previous interview with News from the capitalthe police spokesperson specified that the distribution of the police officers would be informed by their assessments of each of the candidates.
Applicants are supposed to contact the Inspector General of Police who will make an assessment and see how much he will provide them,” he said.
Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga (left) his UDA DP counterpart William Ruto at Uhuru Gardens and Makueni County respectively.
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