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Cartels in Ministries Tainting Name of Government, Claims Former Mayor

Former Nairobi Mayor, Dick Waweru claims cartels are blocking gazettement of individuals appointed to various positions in government.

Moses Parantai and former Mp Mary Wambui.

Waweru, who is former Nairobi Mayor, shocked guests at the homecoming ceremony of Moses Parantai, a new member of the transport licensing appeals board, when he claimed certain individuals appointed by state may have missed out on their jobs.

He gave the example of Parantai, who was appointed to his board by government before the death of former Interior CS, Joseph Nkaissery, last year, but that his gazettement was shelved until one month ago.

“I have concrete evidence that Parantai’s appointment documents were not forwarded to government printer because a member of the gang in the ministry concerned had other ulterior motives,” claimed Waweru.

He claimed Parantei’s could have been blocked by certain individuals who wanted to have their own to take his position.

[VIDEO] Cartels Tainting Name of Government, Claims Former Mayor Dick Waweru.

“It is indeed interesting that even President Uhuru Kenyatta was aware of Parantai’s appointment to the appeals board, and all along knew he was on duty,” said Waweru.

The chairman said the level of corruption in government has moved a notch higher and that the President alone cannot tame it without the support of all Kenyans.

He caused laughter when he said; “At one point we asked what happened to Parantai’s appointment and someone told us he is raring cows in Isinya.”

The former mayor said his board is composed of eminent persons who have trust of Kenyans and gave assurance that cases taken before the board will be handled fairly without outside influence of corrupt activity.

Parantai thanked the President for appointing him to serve for three years in the board and assured him that he will do his job diligently.

“We are grateful to the President for appointing individuals from rural areas to serve in government boards,” he said.

Parantai, apart from farming he lectures at Nazarene University on part time. He is a commercial livestock and poultry farmer in Kajiado.

Former Othaya MP, Mary Wamboi was the guest of honour during the occasion.

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