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Eugene Wamalwa is worth KES 400 million

10 June 2015, 12:32 Arap Yego

Nairobi - Eugene Wamalwa, the Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary nominee who faced a parliamentary vetting committee on Tuesday has revealed that his total net worth is close to a half a billion Kenyan shillings.

Speaking during the vetting by MPs, Wamalwa said he worth KES 400 million and his taking up of the job offer given to him by President Uhuru Kenyatta is not about making money but serving Kenyans.

“The KES 400 million is not all cash, but includes also my total assets such as farms and houses. It also includes my illustrious career that spans over 20 years as a lawyer who once represented Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in an election petition in 2001,” he said.

The former Justice Minister was put to task by National Assembly Majority leader, Aden Duale as to why he wanted to become a Cabinet Secretary and yet he was a wealthy man.

Read Also: Wamalwa out of 2017 Presidential race

“This Cabinet Secretary job is an opportunity for me to serve the people of this country and not to earn a salary or get a job,” said Eugene.

Wamalwa disclosed that if his name sails through Parliament, then his first job will be to kick-start the one million acres Glama/ Galole irrigation scheme that was among the manifestos of the Jubilee government.

The former Saboti lawmaker and New Ford Kenya party leader revealed that he will not contest the Presidency in 2017 but will focus on serving Kenyans.

“The 2017 elections will be at two horse race between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord leader Raila Odinga. There will be no need for me to waste my time and resources vying for the same seat. I have shelved my ambitions and will concentrate on my new assignment,” he said.

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