Fresh blow to Waiguru as EACC summons her with ultimatum

    Embattled Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru has run into fresh troubles with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission summoning her to shed more light on the use of County resources.

    Waiguru is on the spot over alleged tender irregularities that saw several companies awarded tenders in controversial circumstances that EACC is keen to unravel. The governor is also wanted to shed more light on 10.6 Million which she allegedly used for travel allowances.

    The county boss was scheduled to be grilled on 14th Jul 2020 that is on Tuesday, but she requested to be given more time to stop. She will now make an appearance before the commission on 22nd July 20-24 stop

    A letter from the ethics and anti-corruption commission addressed to the governor reads in part: “The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has accepted your request and postponed the date of the interview to Wednesday 22 July 2020 from 9 am at Integrity Centre office, Nairobi. Take note that EACC will not postpone the interview any further,” said Twalib Mbarak the EACC CEO.

    Another clarification being sought from Waiguru is on the various imprest payments raised by the MCAs in their petition besides other issues.

    The governor has been on the spot with the MCAs disgruntled over her leadership style, vowing to explore all available options to kick her out or have the County government disbanded.

     While absolving her for impeachment, the senate committee was convinced corruption in the county, noting that “there exists a well-orchestrated and complex web of corruption in the tendering process at the county government of Kirinyaga.”

    Members of the County assembly maintain that Waiguru presides over a corrupt criminal system with her associates presiding over tenders.

    Reports have it that a section of the ward representatives led by the majority leader, and ward representative for Kerugoya Kamau Murago, had begun collecting signatures in all the 24 wards in Kirinyaga to effect their plan.

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