EACC clears Waiguru ahead of 2017 polls
08 February 2016, 09:19
Nairobi - The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has cleared former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru of fraud involving millions of public funds.
Embattled Waiguru has been on the spot over loss of KES 791 million at the National Youth Service (NYS), which fell under her docket before the President split it.
During a TV interview recently, Waiguru emphasized that she was a whistle-blower of the scandal at NYS and that she had been unfairly been victimized for diligently doing her job.
She also alleged a scheme by corruption cartels to tarnish her character and force her out of the powerful cabinet position she held.
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"The war against corruption mutated to a war against Anne Waiguru after I raised the red flag on graft. Anyone who understands how corruption cartels work will understand that this was not the natural way you would expect a reaction to a whistle-blower who is willing to hold officers under them accountable," she explained.
When she announced her resignation in November citing ill health, Waiguru pointed out that she was ready to take lighter duties on later date, if President Kenyatta deems it fit to give her another job.
Days after her resignation, rumours had it that the President was considering Waiguru for another job at the Treasury.
However, two weeks ago, the former CS announced her bid for Nairobi governorship come 2017.
Standard reports that EACC, while exonerating Waiguru, cited lack of evidence to warrant a recommendation for Waiguru's prosecution, clearing her for any public office.
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