By KBC reporters
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru Tuesday morning through her twitter handle denied claims that she was the brain behind the siphoning of money from the National Youth Service (NYS) using fake companies.
She said allegations leveled against her by business woman Josephine Kabura Irungu a suspect in the 791 million shillings NYS scandal are meant to taint her reputation.
She claimed that at the time Kabura alleges to have met her in Runda, she was residing in Kitisuru.
Waiguru who terms the allegations as a smear campaign says the latest alleged claims will not tie her down but will only make her even stronger.
“Several wrong facts – 1. At the time she says we met in Runda, I actually lived in Kitusuru. This is a clear smear campaign like the one carried out last year and year before. It will only serve to get me stronger!” tweeted Waiguru.
She added “I hope JKabura knows that to lie under oath without evidence is a criminal offense that can land her in jail”
Ms Kabura in a sworn affidavit , Monday claimed she shared the NYS millions with the former CS .
Kabura, 26, claims Waiguru was fully aware of the transactions leading to the payment of Sh791 million to various people and that she knew the NYS project was genuine business where materials were supplied and payments made.
Ms. Irungu who has been named by the DPP as among those to face prosecution over the NYS millions now claims the former CS was aware of the payments and was involved in a cover-up of the National Youth Service (NYS) scheme when investigations started.
They are ; Benson Gethii Wangui, Charity Wangui Gethi, Jedidah Wangari Wangui, Josephine Kabura Irungu, John Kago Ndung’u, Samuel Wacheje, Patrick Onyango Ogola, Antony Gethii Kihara, Paul Kinuthi Gachoka, John Hope Vandamme, and Martin Gachara Wanjohi.
The DPP said the suspects allegedly benefited from the multi-million shillings loot.
The former CS has declared she will vie for Nairobi’s Governor seat. She made the declaration on Monday after attending a Jubilee Party meeting at a hotel along Thika Road.
“I am declaring that I will contest for Jubilee ticket to run for Nairobi governorship. I have grassroot support and I know I will deliver,” Ms Waiguru said.
“I am ready to compete with all others who are interested in the seat. I know I able and I can deliver,” she added.