Opinion: ODM’s audit is only to buy time

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and unofficial Prime Minister Raila Odinga wants suddenly an audit of the COVID-19 Funds and stolen PPE equipment in the Republic. It is really evident that the ODM is doing favours for the state.

These statements are coming from the same guys and semi-government party, who claims to both opposition and a government party. Which is very evident by the recent moves. They have been crying out loud for arrests, demonstration and cried havoc over other scandals. Day-in and day-out.

This time they are just measly saying … let’s someone look into it and hope they spend time doing so. An inquiry and an audit will last until the next election or even after the polls. Kenyatta and Jubilee must be giddy.

Jubilee and the allies must feel relieved. The ODM is cleaning their house and their mess. The dirt is cleaned. They say there is a need for an audit. However, nothing specified and no talk of independent investigation. If it is an in-house investigation. Then, the smaller fish will be catched, while the big-fish will be released. They are the untouchables and the ones who are saved no matter what.

Odinga has made a living. ODM is now in the stretch of both angles, even if his close to be a Jubilee-KANU-ODM alliance, if there ever was one. The Jubilee have consolidated around Uhuru Kenyatta. He has distanced the DP and his TangaTanga. They are even crying out loud, the former known looters of the Republic.

Therefore, the whole elite and the ones associated is fine with the thieving. They are just buying time. Instead of direct investigations, indictments and charges on alleged crimes. They are crying for in-house audits, where a committee will look into it and buy the politicians time to bury the theft.

The audit is a fitting tool, where appointed commissioners and handy individuals can get a limited mandate and a scope. Where they possibly can find nothing or even deliver a result when its outdated. That is what usually happens.

This is why the call for a audit is buffoonery. It is playing bamboozle with the public. ODM knows this and Jubilee knows this. Odinga knows this and Kenyatta knows that too.

You can trick the public once, maybe twice, but three times. That is not happening. There been enough scandals without any consequences. This administration have several on their hands and no one has paid a price. An audit of this one will linger on for ages and will loose its steam before a bracelet is even procured.

So, while the stove is sizzling… the heat is on, the state and its allies shifts the show and side-track the conversation. Instead of actually getting a look at the culprits and the ones involved. Getting a committee and gazetted appointments. While the thieves moves on to another government tender, procurement scheme or funds to exploit. Peace.

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