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Kick Wolf out of the country, Matiang’i told

[Jubilee politician Abdi Daib during the Press briefing in Mombasa. Photo/ Hussein Mdune.]

Jubilee politician Abdi Daib has asked Interior Cabinet Secretary Doctor Fred Matiang’i to immediately kick out Ipsos Synovate Executive Director Tom Wolf after a recent corruption research the company released.

Daib said that Ipsos Synovate was only targeting at politically dividing the country and that the research had nothing to do with the corruption index in the country.

Addressing the press in Mombasa on Saturday, Daib said that the research was clearly propagated by a section of politicians who are against Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.

Daib said that such research companies should be completely barred from operating in the country and called on the relevant government agencies in charge to immediately revoke Ipsos Synovate operation license.

“This is purely 2022 political battle and has nothing to do with the graft index in the country, no tangible data that was produced to quantify the research,” added Mr. Daib.

In the research report released last Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto was leading the corrupt leaders’ list with a whopping 33 percent followed by Kirinyanga governor Anne Waiguru with 31 percent.

Waiguru has threatened to move to court to sue the research company for tarnishing her name.

Waiguru had never appeared in court following the corruption allegation during her tenure as the Devolution Cabinet Secretary where National Youth Service lost 791 million shillings through dubious transactions and alleged supplies of unaccounted for products and services.

The respondents said that they believe Deputy President was the most corrupt leader in the country and they linked him to various scandals including the maize import scandal.

They also linked the Kirinyaga governor with the NYS scandal which has risen to loss of over 9 billion shillings.

11 percent of respondents interviewed think President Uhuru Kenyatta is also corrupt, however, 51 of them think the President is sincere about the fight against graft.

Some of the known corruption scandals in the country are the National Cereals and Produce Board-NCPB and the Ruaraka school land saga among others.