Kirinyaga County Governor During Senate Impeachment Hearing

EACC Detectives Raid Homes and Offices of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru Over Corruption Claims

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EACC detectives on Thursday morning made a simultaneous raid on the homes and offices of Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru.

Media reports say that the EACC sleuths armed with a search warrant raided her offices in Kerugoya and Kirinyaga and carted away crucial documents linked to corrupt tendering.

It is not yet clear whether or not Waiguru was home at the time of the raid.

The raid comes hot on the heels of a divisive impeachment motion by the Kirinyaga MCAs only to be saved by the senate.

The under fire governor whose tenure at the helm has been marred with corruption allegations argued to the senators that the charges against her were trumped up conspiracies.

During her impeachment motion in the senate, the committee formed to probe the allegations noted that “there exists a well-orchestrated and complex web of corruption in the tendering process at the county government of Kirinyaga.”

In her argument against her accusers, the county chief said “Outside conspiracies visited on us with the help of a few local leaders has brought shame and humiliation to us at home. I pray that it should never be allowed to happen again.”

Although the senate acquitted her of all the charges, EACC detectives questioned her on July 22 over allegations of misappropriation of imprests amounting to 10 million shillings.

The MCAs while impeaching her had argued that Waiguru received the money as travel allowances for trips outside the country she never undertook.

The MCA further claimed that Waiguru had presided over a corruption enterprise in the county that ensured that her close associates were favoured in the evaluation and award of lucrative tenders.

 

 

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