The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Raila, Kalonzo Ask for Their Pensions

Cord principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka have said the government wants to force them out of politics before awarding them pension. Speaking in Kitale on Saturday during the homecoming of Cord elected leaders from Trans Nzoia, Raila said the bill to have the two given their pension should have no restrictions.

"The government cannot force me to leave my ODM party as its leader, same to Kalonzo's Wiper before Parliament passes the bill to have us get our pension," Raila said. He faulted the government for high cost of living facing Kenyans. Raila said as the Jubilee government celebrates a year in office, racism and nepotism has gone up.

Kalonzo faulted the auditor general for only being strict on Sh191 billon that were allocated to county governments but not auditing Sh1.6 trillion allocated to the national government. He said Cord will soon convene a meeting of all its governors, senators and MPs to discuss the matter.

"There is no way the auditor general can remain mum over 85 per cent of the government allocation and give a report of only 15 per cent allocated to the county governments" Kalonzo said.

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