Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai has hit out at opposition leader Raila Odinga accusing him of leading a political smear campaign against Deputy President William Ruto.

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Mbai claimed that Raila’s alleged attack against DP Ruto over graft issues is calculated at the 2022 poll.

Addressing his constituents at Zombe Grounds in Kitui County on Sunday, the Jubilee MP asked Raila to stop using war against graft to undermine Ruto's 2022 presidential dream.

He said Raila is neither an investigator nor prosecutor, stating that graft matters should be left to relevant agencies.

“It is wrong for people like Raila to spread false graft narrative aimed at tainting Deputy President’s name,” Mbai said.

Mbai said though he fully supports the war against graft, the same should be handled by relevant agencies.

He argued that personalizing corruption and using it to undermine other people will not help anyone.

The Jubilee MP also asked agencies mandated to fight graft do their work professionally.

Mbai said Kenyans have much confidence in the DCI, DPP and other agencies.

The debate on war against graft continues to rage on even as a section of politicians accuse the DCI of being selective in its investigations.

The politicians' majority who hail from the Rift Valley region allege that the DCI is out to frustrate DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.

This comes as investigations into alleged Sh21 Billion dam scandal continues

Last week, DCI grilled Treasury Cabinet Secretary (CS) Henry Rotich over the alleged dams scandal.