NYS suspect fails to appear in court, claims illness
18 February 2016, 22:51
Nairobi - National Youth Service NYS scandal suspect Josephine Kabura
now says she is unable to appear before the Ethics and Anti Corruption
Commission due to ill-health.
The Star reports that Kabura had been summoned by the anti-graft body for
questioning on Thursday, after she made fresh claims involving former CS
Anne Waiguru over the KES 791 million scam.
Kabura has sworn an affidavit claiming that Waiguru was the mastermind of the NYS scandal.
The EACC had earlier closed the NYS file and cleared Waiguru of any
wrongdoing in the multi-million shilling scandal but has re-opened the
probe against her after Kabura’s affidavit.
“Kabura has been reported sick. The meeting has rescheduled to
Tuesday at 10am,” EACC Head of Corporate Communications Kairichi Mirimba
told Capital FM News.
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Capital News further reports that Kabura who says her companies – Form Home Builders, Roof and All
Trading and Reinforced Concrete Technologies – received the KES 791
million as payment for the supply of road construction materials for the
Kibera and Mukuru slums, says Waiguru engaged her and even oversaw
registration of the companies.
She claims to have met Waiguru when she worked at the Ministry of
Finance, specifically in the IFMIS directorate. It was then, she says,
that she started carrying out “small jobs” for Waiguru which eventually
culminated in her appointment as the “sole merchant assigned to deliver
all (NYS) road materials.”
It was in this role that Kabura claims to have met Adan Harakhe whom
she says expedited payments to her companies in his role as (Authority
to Incur Expenditure) AIE holder.
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