Waiguru spared as junior Devolution officers face arrest
16 November 2015, 19:18
Nairobi - Devolution CS Anne Waiguru has been spared as the Director of Public Prosecution DPP's office has ordered for the prosecution of several officials at the ministry and National Youth Service NYS over corruption.
The DPP has called for the immediate prosecution of NYS director general Nelson Githinji, Planning PS Peter Mangiti and businessman Benson Gethi Muchemi.
In a statement Monday, DPP Keriako Tobiko said that the three had a lot to answer for in the misappropriation of KES 791 million at the NYS.
He also says that they intimidated NYS Director General Aden Harakhe from reporting on the missing funds.
“They also threatened and intimidated Halakhe with consequences if he proceeded to de-commit the amount from the IFMIS process," Tobiko said in a statement to newsrooms on Monday
The DPP said that he was certain there was a conspiracy to steal the amount from the NYS and named the proprietors of Form Home Builders, Roof and All Trading as offenders, Reinforced Concrete Technologies, racol Capital, Grunum Engineering and Tegmen Trading as offenders.
NYS official Hendrick Pilisi and Regina Mungai of Form Home Builders were named as offenders in what the DPP termed a conspiracy to steal the KES 791 million from the NYS, a case in which Devolution CS Anne Waiguru is to testify. Waiguru has resisted pressure to resign from office over the matter, saying that she is not involved in procurement in the ministry.
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