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Governor Waiguru set to testify in NYS graft case

By Nancy Gitonga On Thu, 5 Aug, 2021 12:12 | < 1 min read
Governor Ann Waiguru to testify in NYS graft case. PHOTO: Courtesy

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is this morning Thursday expected to testify in the ksh791 NYS million case.

The governor was in May directed to appear before Milimani trial magistrate Francis Andayi on August 5, 2021, to give her testimony in the case against her former Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti, former NYS Director General Nelson Githinji and businessmen and women who engaged NYS in various transactions or deals to supply items at the facility.

Governor Waiguru is expected to shed light on how millions of shillings were lost during her tenure as the Devolution Cabinet Secretary in the 2014-2015 period.

The matter will be in open court from 11 am after the magistrate earlier declined Waiguru’s request to have the matter heard in a closed door.

Waiguru through Senior Principal Prosecutor Jackson Makori sought to bar the media from covering her when testifying in the matter.

She is listed as a crucial witness in the case and will be bonded by the DPP to give evidence in the matter.

The governor is said to have recorded two statements regarding the case in which she is expected to testify.

In 2016, Waiguru was, however, cleared of allegations by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) after claiming that she had acted as a whistleblower.

“The commission has conducted investigations on various allegations touching on the National Youth Service and the Ministry of Devolution and National Planning. So far, our investigations have not established any evidence to warrant an adverse recommendation against the former Cabinet Secretary, Anne Mumbi Waiguru,” the said letter read.

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