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Waiguru: 'I am clean'

21 May 2014, 19:46

Nairobi - Devolution Secretary Ann Waiguru says she is innocent of offences detailed against her in a set to be tabled impeachment motion in parliament.

Speaking after holding her silence on the ongoing allegations labelled against her by Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi, she says that none of her appointments have been done with disregard to the law and says that she will aptly defend herself when called upon.

Linturi has accused Waiguru of gross misconduct and gross violation of the constitution as regards the movement of senior officials under her ministry.

The most high profile has been that of the National Youth Service NYS, where changes were made last week, with former boss Kiplimo Rugut moved.

Speaking in Nairobi Wednesday, Waiguru was equivocal that she has always followed the right procedures in her line of duty.

" I have always acted according to the law as is required of my position and I'm willing to come forward to prove so, she said.

" On the Rugut departure, the process was duly followed and the way Rugut was appointed was the way the new NYS boss was appointed. That can be confirmed by the Public Service Commision, she added.

Linturi has already collected close to 100 signatures from MPs to file his impeachment motion and the process is set to be fast-tracked in parliament in the coming weeks.

" The CS has outlived her usefulness and having abused the constitution needs to be discharged from duty, he said.

If the motion is supported by a third of MPs in its first vote, it will go to committee level where if Waiguru does not argue her case out, will be put to a second vote where a decision will be made by simple majority, from where it will go to the president for ascension.

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