By Beth Nyaga
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has requested for additional security, saying her life is in danger.
In a letter to Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Waiguru said she had received veiled threats from senior politicians, including National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale.
“Knowing Kenya’s political climate and the influence that these politicians command, I am naturally fearful for my life,” Waiguru states in the letter to Boinnet.
She also expressed fears that there could be attempts by politicians to interfere with investigations in the Sh791 million corruption case as a scheme to bring up trumped-up charges against her.
“Whilst I trust the investigative and prosecutorial institutions to be guided by the law, I feel that unless I am issued with appropriate security arrangements I stand a risk of being physically harmed, I am, therefore, requesting your office to issue me with appropriate security to forestall any attacks on me,” she stated.
The NYS saga took a new twist last week after Waiguru accused Aden Duale, who is also Garissa Township MP, and Senate Deputy Leader of Majority Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet Senator) of attempting to intimidate former NYS Deputy Director General Adan Harakhe into allowing fraudulent transactions at the NYS.
The reports caught the attention of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, a Jubilee legislator-turned-critic and his Kapseret counterpart Oscar Sudi who called for investigations into the allegations leveled against Duale and Murkomen.
Speaking at Chesoi Catholic Church in Elgeyo Marakwet, Murkomen noted that he will not step aside just because Waiguru has linked him to the NYS scandal saying he has the backing of the people of Elgeyo Marakwet.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has also berated Waiguru over her recently sworn affidavit implicating key members of the Jubilee coalition in the loss of Ksh791 million at the NYS saying her move is aimed at dividing Jubilee coalition along party lines.
Duale has also come out to defend himself from the allegation saying Waiguru’s revelations are a tactic aimed at diverting public attention from the key issue.
Meanwhile, CORD leader Raila Odinga now claims that more than 200 billion shillings has been lost through corruption in the current government.
Speaking in Malindi while drumming up support for the party flag bearer Willy Mtengo in the forthcoming Malindi by-elections, Raila said as an opposition leader he will not hesitate to point out any corrupt deal in the government.
Raila claimed the NYS scandal might consume more culprits in the government and called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to crack the whip on corrupt individuals.