Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is worth at least Sh300 million, she said on Wednesday.
The governor was linked to the Sh791 million NYS Scandal back in 2016 when she served as the Devolution CS in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
Speaking to Jeff Koinange on JKL, Waiguru said that she is not a corrupt person, contrary to popular opinion.
“There are those who have been pushing the corruption narrative and they have found it difficult to recant it. I have a property in Mlolongo, half an acre in Lukenya, another rentable half an acre in Sagana, a house in Runda and Kihiga,” the county boss divulged.
She also briefly talked about the prime suspect in the NYS saga, Josephine Kabura. According to her, Kabura was someone’s puppet but remained cagey about the details.
“Kabura was a pawn, somebody used her. I know who it is. I will not answer whether it is a politician or not. We have a new Director of Public Prosecution in town and we expect that he will do the right thing,” she stated.
Asked whether she is keen on deputizing Deputy President William Ruto come 2022, the governor said she is focusing on serving the people of Kirinyaga.
“Being Ruto’s running mate I think it is not my decision to make. My focus now is to serve as a governor. Ruto will decide who he wants to be his running mate,” she said.
She was in the past week ranked as the second most corrupt leader at 31 per cent by the Ipsos Synovate poll.
Leading the lot was Ruto at 33 per cent, coming in third was former President Daniel Moi (17%) and President Kenyatta (11%) at number 4.
On Sunday, she demanded that the DCI and EACC make public findings from Kabura’s affidavit which will help clear her name of all the allegations.
“Our client has written severally requesting for information on the outcome of the investigation but the commission inexplicably has not been forthcoming. We look forward to receiving a copy of the report by early return and in any event within the next seven days,” Waiguru said through her lawyer, Mansur Issa.
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