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I am not a thief, says embattled CS Micheal Kamau

11 June 2015, 07:50 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Suspended Transport and Infrastructure cabinet secretary, Micheal Kamau has said that he is not a thief.

Kamau said he has never misappropriated public funds or abused any public office since he started working.

Speaking during his mother’s burial, Immaculate Maria Wanjiku at Mwichuiri village in Kieni, Kamau claimed that a powerful businessman was behind his suspension.

“I know the reason why am being crucified. Some powerful individuals including well connected business people had vowed that I will leave the Cabinet Secretary office. They had even visited me in my office and issued threats,” said Kamau.

“I am conscious in my heart. God knows the truth over the allegations facing me. I want to state that am not a thief and my mother who is lying here today as we give her a final send off did not give birth to a thief. And am not saying this seeking sympathy but the truth will have its way," he said and expressed solidarity with his suspended colleagues.

He spoke while passing a vote of thanks to mourners who supported his family since the demise of his mother.

Read Also: Police presence led to CS Kamau mother's death

He stated that the charges leveled against him were committed during Kibaki’s era when he was serving as a Permanent Secretary and not a Minister.

He claimed that the abuse of office allegations have been cooked because of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) construction tender.

“We are aware there are people behind bars because of false witnesses and it is the same case here,” he noted, citing his record during Moi’s and Kibaki’s government.

"I will equally not embarrass the Jubilee government,” said Kamau.

The funeral service was also attended by Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua who also read President Uhuru’s condolence message, Cabinet Secretaries Jacob Kaimenyi, Davis Chirchir and Henry Kosgei among other dignitaries.

MPs Naomi Shabaan (Taita), Ngari Stephen (Ndia), Dennis Waweru (Dagorreti South), Peter Weru (Mathira) and Joseph Kiuna (Molo) were also present.

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