• Thursday, 30 November 2023
Raila wants Chirchir, Ndung'u to resign over Sh17bn oil deal

Raila wants Chirchir, Ndung'u to resign over Sh17bn oil deal

Azimio la Umoja Coalition Leader Raila Odinga has called for the immediate resignation of two cabinet secretaries.

Raila On Monday said that Energy CS Davis Chirchir and Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung'u needed to resign over the Sh17 billion oil deal.

According to Raila, the two have committed criminal offences.


"CSs Davis Chirchir and Njuguna Ndung'u have gone against the constitution, committed criminal offences, and abused office. They must not only resign but also be prosecuted," he said.

"Also, the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum must make public the Supplier Purchase Agreement signed with the oil companies," Raila said.

The Azimio leader alleged that the government-to-government deal was a corruption scandal hatched to withdraw money from the exchequer against the law.

In addition, Raila accused President William Ruto led government of telling many fictitious stories on the issues

"We challenge the government to share evidence of the oil payments and show documents indicating when they were made, as well as bank accounts and recipients," he said.

Raila also calls for investigations on the violation of consumer rights, transparency of fuel contracts, criminal collusion through price fixing in the alleged G-to-G oil arrangement.

On Saturday, Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah weighed in on the Sh17 billion oil saga and asked two cabinet secretaries to explain to Kenyans the real story behind the issue.


The legislator wants Murkomen and Chirchir to come out and tell the truth about what they know.

The Sh17 billion saga involves businesswoman Ann Njeri Njoroge who claimed that the government irregularly stole her oil that was destined for Kenya.

She argued that she was allegedly detained by state detectives as the government emptied a ship that was carrying the oil at the Port of Mombasa.

However, Omtatah claimed that there is more than meets the eye and that the two CSs could know quite a lot of information on the issue that they are hiding from Kenyans.