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I do not know her, Waiguru says as NYS scam intensifies

16 February 2016, 13:38

Nairobi - Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has said she has never met Josephine Kabura Irungu, the woman behind the latest allegations over her involvement in KES 791 million National Youth Service (NYS) scam.

According to the Daily Nation, Waiguru said the allegations were "ridiculous", and blamed corruption cartels who she said were out to spoil her name.

Ms Waiguru also posted on her Twitter account what she termed as inconsistencies in Ms Irungu’s affidavit.

She said the alleged meeting with Mr Adan Harakhe in 2014 was “impossible” as he joined the ministry at the end of February 2015.

She also said she was living in Kitusuru at the time Ms Irungu claims they met in Runda.

“I actually lived in Kitusuru, at the time she says we met in Runda, several facts are wrong,” she tweeted.

In a further report on The Star, according to Irungu’s sworn affidavit, Ms Waiguru called her and several other people for a meeting in her Runda home when Central Bank questioned the NYS payments.

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She claimed that political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi, who worked as a consultant for NYS, Mr Hassan Noor, who was the Chief of Staff at the Devolution Ministry, Mr Harakhe and Mr Joseph Mugwanja, the director of the Banking Fraud Department.

Kabura says that, prior to the KES 791 million contract, Waiguru had assisted her to “secure other contracts, with about 30 LPOs for my other companies, at NYS, with a value in excess of KES 400 million”.

She described how she took “KES 10 million to Waiguru's house in Runda on August 26, 2015”, which she was later told would be used to clean up her image in the media.

“While in her house, she informed me that my name would be included on the charge sheet with my three companies, but since there was delivery of works and genuine documentation with processes, CS Waiguru assured me that only ‘funny’ charges would be preferred against me,” Kabura said. 

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