Businesswoman Josephine Kabura who former devolution cabinet secretary Ann Waiguru is seeking President Kenyatta to constitute a commission to investigate an affidavit sworn by Josephine Kabura over the loss of Sh791 million National Youth Service cash.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has asked President Kenyatta to constitute a commission to investigate an affidavit sworn by Josephine Kabura over the loss of Sh791 million National Youth Service cash.
Kabura is a prime suspect in the scandal.
The ex-CS is agitated that “everybody keeps making reference to the said affidavit, as if it is the truth hence the need for a public inquiry into the same.”
“The affidavit with its falsehoods and unsubstantiated allegations has been treated as truth, fact and evidence,” she said in a statement on Sunday, April 24.
Ms Waiguru said that despite her substantive responses to the preposterous allegations, a narrative continues to evolve that assumes the truth in affidavit by a person already charged with several crimes ignoring the fact that the natural inclination of an accused person is to malign their accusers; it is never to name their accomplices.
The former Devolution CS who resigned from office November last year over the scandal said she recognizes that there was an ongoing investigation by the multi-agency team. The case is also in court.
“However, due to the excessive interest and attention on this matter from Kenyans, I have requested His Excellency the President to set up a Commission of Inquiry, under the provisions of the Commission of Inquiry Act into the grave allegations made in the Josephine Kabura affidavit so that the truth can come out in full public limelight,” she said.
She added she believes Kenyans wish to know the truth and see an end to the unfortunate drama once and for all.
Ms Waiguru also said that the affidavit made very serious allegations against her, several public officials and private persons.
She added that the affidavit appeared a week after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had cleared her in a letter of any involvement in the theft at NYS.
Anyone can deduce what the intentions of the affidavit were, she said.
Her statement came days after Kabura and her lawyer Samson Nyaberi appeared before EACC and re-affirmed the contents of the affidavit saying that they would never recant their evidence.