Former CS Waiguru pleads for protection from Boinnet

Former CS accuses National Assembly leader, Duale, of threatening her.

Tuesday March 1 2016

A group of supporters escort former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices to be grilled over the NYS scandal in Nairobi on February 22, 2016. Ms Waiguru has requested for more bodyguards saying her life is in danger. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

A group of supporters escort former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices to be grilled over the NYS scandal in Nairobi on February 22, 2016. Ms Waiguru has requested for more bodyguards saying her life is in danger. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has requested for additional security, saying her life is in danger.

In a letter to Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Ms Waiguru said she had received veiled threats from senior politicians, including National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale.

“Knowing Kenya’s political climate and the influence that these politicians command, I am naturally fearful for my life,” she said in the letter yesterday.

National Police Service Spokesman George Kinoti said the headquarters had received the letter but could not immediately comment on the decision and action to be taken.

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Ms Waiguru said in the last several months, there had been an orchestrated drive to link her with a spate of theft and corruption at the ministry and some its departments, especially the National Youth Service.

NYS AFFIDAVIT

She also attributed the threats to an affidavit she swore detailing how senior politicians and their associate were involved in the mega theft at the NYS.

Ms Waiguru adversely mentioned Mr Duale and Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in her affidavit.

Mr Duale threatened to sue her, adding that he would “take a sabbatical to go after Waiguru”.

“Other senior politicians have also accused me of breaking the Jubilee coalition,” she added.

She, however, maintained that she was cleared by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

“Soon after, a fraudulent and false affidavit was sworn by one of the persons charged with the theft... making wild allegations. I’m convinced that this is the work of masterminds of the thefts at the NYS,” she added.

Ms Waiguru added that there would be attempts to interfere with investigations in order to link her to the theft.  

“Whilst I trust investigative and prosecutorial institutions, I feel that unless I’m issued with appropriate security, I risk being harmed,” she said.

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