Waiguru faces MPs over Sh791 million NYS scandal

November 3, 2016 9:49 am
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Waiguru will be grilled on the circumstances that led to the loss of the Sh791 million in the scandal within the Devolution Ministry/FILE
Waiguru will be grilled on the circumstances that led to the loss of the Sh791 million in the scandal within the Devolution Ministry/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 3 – Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru will on Thursday appear before the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer queries related to the National Youth Service (NYS) saga.

Waiguru will be grilled on the circumstances that led to the loss of the Sh791 million in the scandal within the Devolution Ministry.

On Wednesday, former Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti blamed Waiguru for the loss stating that she was the one giving instructions on payments to be made.

Mangiti further stated that he did not promote former Senior Director General Adan Harakhe contrary to reports but that he was specifically head hunted by Waiguru who then directed him to sign his deployment letter.

The former PS further explained that Waiguru told him she had spoken to the PSC over the appointment but when contacted, the body requested that the post be advertised.

Mangiti also stated that NYS just like the entire ministry, suffered from sabotage emanating from the leadership style. “The authorized officer was the Cabinet Secretary. I signed the letter in legitimate compliance with instructions from my boss.”

Earlier, the PAC resorted to the Bible in their quest to uncover how one Josephine Kabura’s twenty companies single-handedly won the National Youth Service tenders.

The MPs led by their Chairman Nicholas Gumbo quoted Bible verses to encourage her shed light on the allegations that were now facing her.

MPs Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren) and Joel Onyancha (Bomachoge) had earlier quoted two separate Verses from the Books of Matthew and Proverbs, in a bid to convince Kabura to see no value for dirty money.

Kabura was on more than four incidents cautioned against making false statements while giving testimony under oath before the Committee.

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