Jubilee leaders have come out to refute claims by former TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo that he ditched Jubilee for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) over ethnic imbalance in the party.
Addressing the press on Thursday, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said that the government has a dossier that links Onyango Oloo to corruption saying despite his defection they will still launch investigation against him.
“Onyango Oloo left Jubilee for ODM because he knows he is entangled in corruption scandal which we will unearth in due course,” said Kiunjuri, without giving details of the scandal.
He said that Oloo has moved to ODM to protect himself from investigation, noting that his tactics will not work.
“Kenyans have a tendency of running back home (to their communities) when entangled in corruption in order to avoid prosecution,” said Kiunjuri.
“Onyango Oloo’s last reporting centre was my office and he knows the kind of mess he has created here. We will continue with investigation and make sure he is held responsible.”
Kiunjuri’s remarks come a day after Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu downplayed the impact of Onyango Oloo’s defection to ODM saying the move was long overdue.
The Kiambu governorship aspirant said that Onyango Oloo was all along leaking crucial Jubilee secrets to ODM leader Raila Odinga in a bid to sabotage party operations.
“Onyango Oloo was Raila Odinga’s mole in Jubilee party and it is a relief that he has left. He was causing a lot of harm than good in the party.”
Onyango Oloo announced his defection to ODM on Tuesday claiming frustration by the party leadership.
Asked whether he left after failing to get a position in the newly formed Jubilee Party, which instead settled for his tribesman Raphael Tuju, Oloo said that the position he held at TNA cannot be compared to Tuju’s Head of Campaign position.
“The Secretary General position was more powerful than Tuju’s Head of Campaign position. You cannot compare the two,” he said.
Mr Oloo further promised to help Raila Odinga will the presidential election in August 2017.