EACC boss Mbarak – Waiguru should not expect special treatment


EACC boss Mbarak - Waiguru should not expect special treatment

In Summary

  • His reply came after the Kirinyaga county boss wrote her sixth letter to the anti-corruption agency saying among other things, the NYS saga had dragged her name through the mud.
  • In the letter, Waiguru cited frustration with the case which enters its third year, even after the EACC ascertained that NYS scandal suspect Josephine Kabura had given a false affidavit.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) boss Twalib Mbarak said that the NYS saga in which Governor Anne Waiguru is involved will not be rushed.

Speaking to Citizen TV‘s Hussein Mohamed on #NewsNight, Mr. Mbarak said that the anti-graft agency was not going to treat Governor Waiguru any differently because she is a governor.

The EACC boss was keen to note that the agency is currently dealing with a handful of other cases which are yet to be resolved but promised that she would get her feed back through the normal process.

“The case is being handled. She will get feedback through the normal process. There is no need to rush just because she is a governor. Her case is not special,” said Mbarak.

His reply came after the Kirinyaga county boss wrote her sixth letter to the anti-corruption agency saying among other things, the NYS saga had dragged her name through the mud.

In the letter, Waiguru cited frustration with the case which enters its third year, even after the EACC ascertained that NYS scandal suspect Josephine Kabura had given a false affidavit.

‘‘Since then, there has been no progress on the matter and Kenyans are still in the dark about why Kabura lied and on whose instructions she undertook to perjure herself,” said Ms Waiguru.

Kabura had previously implicated her former boss Anne Waiguru in an affidavit, saying that her boss was aware of the massive Ksh.791 million looting at the NYS.

When the news of the scandal broke in 2015, Waiguru, then Devolution Cabinet Secretary threw in the towel, resigning on medical grounds, on the advice of her doctor.

During a press briefing, she explained to the media that she had asked her boss, Uhuru Kenyatta to assign her lighter duties.

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