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It’s a small world indeed; Linda Ogutu’s strange connection to Waiguru’s court appearance

Nobody would ever draw parallels between Anne Waiguru’s appearance at the Milimani Law Courts on Wednesday, and KTN news anchor, Linda Ogutu. One would be hard-pressed to even find any possible connection between the two.

However, as dots emerge which clearly link one to the other, it all goes to show that indeed, it is a small world.
Waiguru was to testify against former PS Peter Mangiti, former NYS director general Nelson Githinji and 22 others.

The governor is expected to shed light on how millions of shillings were lost while she was Devolution Cabinet Secretary. She has, since the scandal blew up, referred to herself as a whistle-blower in the case.

Waiguru is listed as a crucial witness and has been lined up by the DPP to give evidence.

However, she did not testify in the Sh791 million NYS case after the court was told the lawyer representing Ben Gethi and another suspect had died.

Milimani chief magistrate Francis Andayi was told lawyer Joseph Wagara, who was representing Gethi and a ninth accused person, had died. He is yet to be buried.

“On grounds of passing on of the lawyer and for lack of representation, the hearing can’t proceed today,” the court ruled.

On the very same day, Linda Ogutu, through her Twitter handle, shared sad news that she had lost a certain good friend who had played a huge role in molding her into the person she is.

In her tweet, she disclosed that the person she was talking about was Joseph Wagara. The same person whose death had caused the case involving Waiguru not to take place. The tweet read;

“Lawyer Joseph Wagara… He made me. I met him while hawking pencils outside Int. Life House…… Pushed me into a great path in life. I am broken… Rest in peace my friend. I am because of you….Ended up working in the same office. My salary was veery little… But I used it to pay for my college… He would come to the office early morning and find me reading in the library… He said ‘one day, this will pay off”

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    Written by Joshua Wanga

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