Former Devolution CS Waiguru moved to clear herself from the NYS scandal by appearing in front of the Parlimentary committee investigating the issue on Thursday.
Waiguru began the session by strongly refuting claims insinuated by key suspect Josephine Kabura that she masterminded the scandal.
Kabura claimed in her session on Tuesday that Waiguru helped her in getting NYS tenders, thereby linking her directly to the fraud.
Waiguru swore that she had never met Kabura before or after her political appointment. She went on to call Kabura a puppet for someone else.
”I put it on record, I have never seen Kabura live; I don’t know her. Investigative agencies should be called to give data of phone conversations.”
”The Kabura who wrote the affidavit was not the same person who appeared in the committee.”
”Kabura has said everything evil about me. She picked on me because she was told by her puppeteer to pick on me,”
”Clearly, Kabura is a puppet; who is her puppeteer? Kabura was picked by those who wanted to use her to cover up their dealings.”
The former CS went on to make shocking revelations implicating former Director General of the NYS Nelson Githinji to the loss of Ksh791M at the Devolution Ministry.
”Githinji’s pronouncement that he was not in control at the NYS, and claims that he is innocent of the theft of NYS money are false.
”In fact, Githinji still maintained access to IFMIS system after he was removed from being AIE holder, a time during which the Ksh791 million was lost.”
She claimed Ksh695 million was salvaged when Githinji was removed as AIE holder and his deputy, Harakhe took over.
She went on to explain how the fraud occurred at the NYS. She said it was not by the use of the IFMIS system but by the people who were entering the data.
”When they were entering some LPO’S they would add a zero at the end. The invoices and LPOs should have been what they were paid but when they were entering the data things changed.
”The IFMIS system is not the problem. The system is as good as the people who manage it.”
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