Governor Waiguru reveals she is worth less than Ksh.300M


Governor Waiguru reveals she is worth less than Ksh.300M
Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru on Jeff Koinange Live on Wednesday August 30, 2018.

In Summary

  • Waiguru, who made the revelation on Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) show, was speaking on a recent IPSOS Synovate poll report that ranked her the second most corrupt leader in Kenya after DP Ruto.
  • The governor further stated that the EACC had done a lifestyle audit on her and she wouldn’t mind the results being made public.
  • She acknowledged owning a house in Kihingo where she lives, and a house in Runda – that she stated she owned before joining government - among other pieces of property.

Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru on Wednesday revealed that her net worth is below Ksh.300 million.

Governor Waiguru, who made the revelation on Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) show, was speaking on a recent IPSOS Synovate poll report that ranked her the second most corrupt leader in Kenya after Deputy President William Ruto.

“Let’s assume I’m the most corrupt and therefore I have acquired a lot of money from government which I am now using and so my value should be several billion shillings, isn’t it?” Posed Waiguru to Mr. Koinange.

“It (IPSOS poll) is as ridiculous as it can be; the people you’re being ranked with are multi-billionaires… I haven’t even reached Ksh.300 million in terms of worth,” said the former Devolution CS.

The governor further stated that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) had done a lifestyle audit on her and she wouldn’t mind the results being made public.

“They (EACC) swept my house… they’ve done a lifestyle audit on me for over a year, they can also make that public,” said Waiguru.

Waiguru further added that she supports the lifestyle audit as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on all public officials “150%.”

She also denied media reports about owning property along Luthuli Avenue, a hotel in Taita by the lake, estates in Karen, a building on Ngong Road, 2000 acres of land in Nanyuki, buses and matatus, as well as buildings in Murang’a.

She, however, acknowledged owning a house in Kihingo where she lives, and a house in Runda – that she stated she owned before joining government – among other pieces of property.

“I have a small property on Mombasa – Mlolongo Road which I’ve had for a long time, half an acre in Lukenya and another half acre with a rentable place in Sagana. That’s it,” said Waiguru.

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