Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru on Monday was questioned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The grilling was to determine her role in the Sh791 million NYS fraud as an affidavit exposed her.
On arrival at the Integrity Centre at about 11am, escorted by over 100 boda boda riders which was the grilling venue, ex CS was ushered into the interrogation room quickly.
Then questions, relating to everything about the allegations Kabura had sworn, were thrown to her. She took different questions from two teams.
One team grilled her on the 16-page affidavit, another tried to find out if Waiguru and Kabura knew before the scandal, and if they were ever in communication in the same location.
The second team tried to establish this by the use of mobile telephone service provider base transmission station (BTS) data.
Waiguru denied ever being in talks with the woman for any reason whatsoever earlier than now.
The EACC detectives also tried to find out if the sister of former CS was in regular contact with Kabura as well as confirm whether some of the NYS cash was paid into accounts as alleged by Kabura.
Kabura is scheduled to appear before the commission today.
Josephine Kabura Irungu, submitted an affidavit that termed Waiguru the architect of the NYS scandal. The commission cleared Waiguru of any graft act in the fraud earlier, in a suspicious letter written by CEO Halake Waqo and addressed to Chief of Staff and Head of Civil Service Joseph Kinyua.
However, recent affidavit by a key suspect in the case led to the re-opening of the investigation by the commission. The recent appearance marks it the second time in three months, EACC detectives have grilled the embattled former CS over the Sh791 million NYS scam.
The affidavit of the Businesswoman, Josephine Kabura, who is a major suspect in the fraud, alleges that former CS was behind the registration of all her companies and earned millions of shillings from the scam.
She revealed that she was just a conduit and that the former Devolution and Planning CS instructed her on how and where to deposit the money, especially through the minister’s sister, Loise.