, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 – Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has denied allegations that she hatched a plot to siphon money from the National Youth Service (NYS) using phony companies.
Waiguru told Capital FM News that the allegations contained in an affidavit sworn by a suspect facing charges in the Sh791 million fraud case are malicious and only meant to soil her reputation.
“This is clearly intended to malign my name,” she said when asked to comment about the damning revelations which placed her at the centre of the multi-million shilling scandal in which she was cleared by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Waiguru said she has never met Josephine Kabura who made the claims that give damning details of night meetings allegedly convened by Waiguru at her Runda home, with names of key players- including those who benefited from the alleged rip-off.
“I have never met Josephine Kabura in my life,” she insisted.
In the affidavit, Kabura who is opposing the Assets Recovery Agency’s attempt to keep her from transferring her assets says Waiguru was fully aware that the money was paid out for road construction materials in Kibera and Mukuru.
Kabura said the letter Waiguru wrote to the CID inviting them to investigate the attempted theft of another Sh695 million was back-dated to deflect suspicion from the ex-CS.
Kabura continues to state that former NYS Director General Nelson Githinji and former PS Peter Mangiti who have been charged with attempting to block investigations are sacrificial lambs.
On Monday, the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko directed that Kabura and 10 others be additionally charged with money laundering.