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NYS SCANDAL: Waiguru pleads for security from Jubilee politicians

Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has sought police protection, saying that her life is in danger.

In a letter to Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Ms Waiguru said she had received veiled threats from senior politicians, including National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale.

“Knowing Kenya’s political climate and the influence that these politicians command, I am naturally fearful for my life,” she said in the letter on Monday.

Speaking on Monday evening, Mr Duale said he was not bothered by Ms Waiguru’s claims to the police.

SEEKING SYMPATHY

“I am ignoring the letter,” he said. “She is seeking sympathy.”

National Police Service spokesman George Kinoti said the headquarters had received the letter, but could not immediately comment on the decision and action to be taken.

Ms Waiguru said in the past several months there had been an attempt to link her with a spate of thefts and corruption at the ministry and some its departments, especially the National Youth Service.

She also attributed the threats to an affidavit she swore detailing how senior politicians and their associates were involved in the mega theft at the NYS.

Ms Waiguru adversely mentioned Mr Duale and Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in her affidavit.

Mr Duale threatened to sue her, adding that he would “take a sabbatical” to go after Waiguru.

BREAKING JUBILEE

She added: “Other senior politicians have also accused me of breaking the Jubilee coalition.”

She, however, maintained that she was cleared by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

“Soon after a false affidavit was sworn by one of the persons charged with the theft… making wild allegations. I’m convinced that this is the work of masterminds of the thefts at the NYS,” she added.

Ms Waiguru claimed there would be attempts to interfere with investigations and link her to the theft.

“I feel that unless I’m issued with appropriate security, I risk being harmed,” she said.