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Waiguru links Duale, Murkomen and Ruto’s aide to NYS scandal

Corruption scandal at the National Youth Service took a decidedly political twist on Tuesday with former Devolution Cabinet Secretary accusing aides and allies of Deputy President William Ruto of witch-hunting.

In filings to the courts, Ms Anne Waiguru also disowned Ms Josephine Kabura Irungu, the businesswoman who claimed that Ms Waiguru was in essence her business partner, facilitated business with NYS, shared in the spoils and concocted an elaborate cover-up scheme.

Ms Waiguru names National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Mr Ruto’s personal assistant Faouk Kibet as politicians who tried to influence the payment of millions of shillings in fishy deals at the NYS.

She also places former Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mang’iti, then NYS Director-General Nelson Githinji and businessman Benson Gethi in the centre of the scam.

She alleges that Mr Duale called and texted NYS deputy DG Aden Harakhe during the investigation into the NYS scandal, reminding him that he needed political support from URP leaders in his region (North Eastern region).

Mr Harakhe wrote to her, she claims, informing her of political intimidation on July 10, 2015.

“The said memo stated that on June 18, 2015 Mr Aden Harakhe was texted and called by Mr Aden Duale who advised him that he required political support and that leaders from his region came from URP. Mr Duale warned that he needed to be careful lest he is used and dumped by the other side of the coalition (TNA),” she claimed.

Ms Waiguru alleges that Mr Murkomen visited her office and that of Mr Mang’iti to push for the unfreezing of accounts of business people involved in the NYS scandal, among them Mr Gethi.

She claims the senator also wanted the investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) against his clients stopped.

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SOURCE: Daily Nation