Nasa leader Raila Odinga has challenged Members of Parliament to stand firm in fighting corruption which is now being experienced in the country.
Raila said that MPs have shown laxity in fighting graft but instead have chosen to be on the wrong side of history by siding with suspects who have involved in corrupt deals saying as leaders they will not support any person who will be caught stealing from the public coughers.
He took issues with the parliament committees that have always engaged into grilling of graft suspects like it was witnessed on the issue of sugar saga saying the parliament is not investigative agents hence they should leave such work to the mandated institutions like the CID and EACC conduct their duties.
His sentiments were echoed by senate speaker Ken Lusaka who thanked Raila Odinga for the handshake which he said has brought about peace in the country saying that as senate they will ensure the devolution is protected to the latter and make policies that are beneficial to the country.
Raila who was speaking in Kanyimach Rongo Sub County during the burial of Migori County senator the late Ben Oluoch Okello who succumbed to his death after suffering from a throat cancer said that as a country they are concerned with the cancer disease that is killing Kenyans hence they will be collaborating with the Indian government to have cancer machines and facilities built in the country adding that those are the benefits of the handshake between him and presidents Uhuru Kenyatta urging the people of Kenya especially Nyanza region to embrace the handshake for their own benefit and future endeavors.
Several leaders who also attended the burial of late senator Ben Oluoch Okello that included MPs Cross the country, senators, MCs, the Secretary General of Jubilee party Rafael Tuju described the late Ben as a peace loving leader hence the person who will be elected on his behalf must follow his footsteps urging the people of Kenya to remain united especially after the handshake between Raila Odinga and presidents Kenyatta in a bid to enhance the economy of the country as well as improve on their living standards.