NYS theft suspect Kabura arrives at EACC for grilling
23 February 2016, 12:56
Nairobi - The key suspect in the KES 791 million National Youth Service
(NYS) scandal, Josephine Kabura was on Tuesday morning questioned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
The questioning, Capital News reports, comes after claims she made in an
affidavit linking former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru to
the multi-million shillings scam.
She is expected to explain more about her affidavit which implicated
many other people in the scandal including two newspaper journalists.
Kabura who is facing charges of theft of KES 791 million had sworn
under oath that Waiguru – contrary to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission’s assertions – was not blameless in the whole affair but was
in fact the brains behind the scheme.
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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 material for the
Kibera and Mukuru slums, says Waiguru engaged her and even oversaw the
registration of her companies.
According to The Star, 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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