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Josephine Kabura, 10 Others Charged Afresh With Ksh791 Million Money Laundering

Josephine Kabura. /Courtesy

The National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspect Josephine Kabura has been charged afresh with Ksh791 million money laundering.

Kabura, the woman at the center of NYS 1, has been charged alongside 10 others including businessman Ben Gethi.

In the new charge sheet, the prosecution had added a new count against Kabura, John Kago Ndungu and Partick Ogola Onyango.

The count highlights that between December 1, 2014, and May 30, 2015, in Nairobi, the three accused persons are alleged to have engaged in an arrangement for the transfer of Ksh90million into K-rep Bank Account belonging to Patrick Ogolla Onyango T/A Ogola and company Advocates.

According to the prosecution, the transaction was carried out despite knowing that the mentioned money was the proceeds of crime from NYS.

Read: Waiguru Demands To Know Who Pushed Kabura To Lie In Affidavit

Out of the 35 witnessed set to testify against the accused persons, only nine have testified.

The case will be heard in September.

The new charges come after Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru asked the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to charge her for lying under oath.

Waiguru recommended for her arrest after the EACC established that the affidavit that Kabura presented during the initial investigations into the scandal was false.

At the time, October 2018, the Office of the Director of public prosecution stated that the alleged hairdresser should be investigated more to try and establish the truth behind why she implicated the Kirinyaga governor in the scandal, which cost her a position as Devolution cabinet secretary.

Read also: Waiguru Wants EACC To Make Public Findings From Kabura’s Affidavit In Seven Days

Supporting the DPP, the now Kirinyaga boss mentioned that she was glad that she had been vindicated from the NYS scandal.

In the affidavit, Kabura had stated that she met the former CS while working at KDN and they became good friends, claims that Waiguru vehemently denied.

Josephine Kabura claimed that Waiguru introduced her to a number of people who were to be of assistance in the processing of tenders and payments for the goods supplied and services rendered by her companies to the NYS.

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Written by Jael Keya

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