Anne Waiguru, the former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, has also submitted her own damning affidavit which pulls the trigger at fellow Jubilee super powers. Without minding they have been allies, she pulls the skeleton off the closet, mentioning them in the NYS scam.
The implicating statement which was confirmed by oat targets Adan Duale, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Deputy President William Ruto’s Personal Assistant, Farouk Kibet.
In the affidavit, Waiguru accused the three of intimidating her and Adan Harakhe in a quest to cover up, “double billing, payments for non-delivered goods and an outrageous inflation of prices,” at the National Youth Service.
Waiguru also revealed that she is recently being probed because she declined to collaborate with the criminal activities of the three whom she says “were in bed” with former NYS Director General Nelson Githinji and her former Planning Permanent Secretary, Peter Mangiti.
She added that the whole drama began when she appointed Harakhe as the NYS Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) holder, removing Githinji.
It was found that similar hefty amounts had been paid into the accounts associated with (Josephine) Kabura, totalling over Sh791 million between December 2014 and April 2015 prior to my request for investigation. The money was withdrawn in cash immediately it got into the account. The payments were paid when Githinji was the AIE holder.
She claimed that Ben Gethi, who is facing several criminal charges in relation to the scandal, paid Kibet part of the money he got from NYS.
She noted that Gethi was in regular communication with former Planning Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti, while Kibet also contacted Mangiti and former NYS boss Nelson Githinji during investigations.
During the DCI investigations, there was constant communication between Gethi and Kibet with about 180 phone calls, some lasting for hours between the two.
Waiguru described Kabura as the “front” of the criminal operation that was organized by Kibet, Murkomen and Duale. Kabura had in her affidavit filed in court earlier, described Waiguru as the architect of the Sh791 million scam.
Waiguru also swears that when Harakhe took the office of Githinji as AIE holder, he pointed out Sh828 million worth of IFMIS unrecorded transaction; which made them conclude that his password was robbed.
According to her, she then issued directives to Harakhe, telling him to table the matter to Directorate of Criminal Investigation “as it was a cyber crime.”
Harakhe was then heavily pressured by Mangiti and Githinji to have issue resolved “internally.” Businessman Ben Gethi got involved at the point when they saw that all persuasion was yielding no significant result.
Mangiti summoned Harakhe to Nakumatt Junction at around 7pm on June 14 where he was warned of being a hindrance to their operations and would be handled if he refuses to collaborate with them.
Waiguru reveals they still declined to be part of the illegal transactions.
Afterwards, they found out that some suspicious deals had gone through before the blocking of Sh828 million payments, amounting to Sh791 million.
The findings then linked some super powers among them which Waiguru reveals led to constant threatening of Harakhe. According to her, the politicians kept bullying Harakhe through text messages and calls.
Duale called to issue a word of advice to him, reminding him that he required political support and that leaders from his region came from URP.
Duale then told Harakhe to work with care to avoid being manipulate by the other side of the coalition.
Duale, currently in Malindi campaigning for the Jubilee candidate, noted that he does not have much to say unless his accusers presents his alleged text messages and calls to Harakhe.
Duale said on phone.
I will issue a comprehensive statement tomorrow once I have read the affidavit in detail. But they should not drag my name into their antics. I have never done business with NYS.
He called it a weak attempt, calling Waiguru a dramatic woman.
Waiguru swears Senator Murkomen visited her and informed her “that he represented clients who were the merchants whose funds had been stopped at IFMIS and whose bank accounts were frozen by the DCI.”
I refused to budge, and soon after proceedings for my impeachment by an MP from the URP wing of the Jubilee coalition were commenced and calls for my resignation peaked.
Former CS also webs in DP Ruto’s Personal Assistant Kibet who, in her words, is a close friend of NYS suspect Gethi.
She revealed that both had shared 180 phone conversations with “some lasting for hours,” a based on what DCI had told her.
Be reminded that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations “mistakenly” roped in Kibet on a list of persons to face charges for money laundering involving Sh791 million of NYS funds.