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Waiguru speaks out after EACC detectives raid her homes, office

By Hillary Mageka
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
In summary

Embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has termed Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) raid at her official residence, Nairobi’s Kitusuru home and county offices in Kutus as a charade saying “Kenyans are not easily fooled”.

Waiguru has also disputed Sh23 million allegations of irregular payments of travel allowances advanced to county officials.

“I am also surprised that EACC now claims the investigation is of Sh22 million. I wonder where they got this new figure from considering in the impeachment allegations and even their own interrogation of the same the amount was Sh10 million,” the governor said in a hard hitting press statement sent to newsrooms on Thursday.

“Why do they see the need to shore up numbers?" She asked. "It’s about 2022 politics, period!” She said.

“The inescapable conclusion is that this is not about investigating travel imprests but a wider scheme to shape the 2022 succession politics of Mt Kenya, and, to detract from critical allegations against a multitude of persons on various multimillion corruption allegations,” she noted insisting the EACC investigations is a decoy.

“It is intended to detract people who have recently been asking legitimate questions about how massive public monies have been spent,” she said.

“I have been here before. I have been used as a decoy before. The plot failed then and it will fail now. Wild allegations are thrown around only to come empty of even the basic proof,” she added.

According to her, it is unjust to say the least to use other people as a decoy to cover other serious misdeeds in the country.

“We hope that in the next few days we shall see EACC officers having the same energy to find out about the billions that are alleged to have been lost in various scandals as they have in the case of my travel imprests.

“We look forward to seeing homes and offices raided. If this is not done, as happened in 2015, we will reconfirm my belief that this was no more than a detraction.”

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