The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) on Friday, October 29, spoke out following reports that it had raided the home of Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Mumbi Waiguru.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke , EACC spokesperson, Yasmin Amaro, dismissed the reports saying that there were no plans by the anti-graft body to raid the governor’s house. The reports had indicated that Integrity Center had raided Waiguru’s Kitusuru home in search of documents to be used in her prosecution.
He, however, reiterated that the the investigative body had a conclusive report on the governor and other county officials on graft related matters.
Some of the county officials mentioned include County Chief Finance Officer Mugo Ndathi, Kirinyaga County Assembly Speaker, Anthony Gathumbi, Leader of Majority, James Murango, and chairman of the Budget Committee at the County Assembly, David Mathenge.
They are expected to respond to queries relating to conspiracy to commit an economic crime, abuse of office, false accounting, deception, and forgery.
Amaro added that the investigation files will be submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) after which prosecution will begin.
“We have completed our investigations on the matter (the graft allegation) and we will forward the files to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for the prosecution to begin,” he stated on Thursday.
An insider at EACC told Kenyans.co.ke that individuals implicated in graft cases use such tactics in a bid to derail the case.
In a statement posted on her social media pages, Waiguru blamed her woes on the fact that she had joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
“Surely, barely 48hrs after we decamped to UDA and now this? As a believer in the rule of law this is unfortunate.”
“It’s intention is to dissuade those contemplating the same and an attempt at engineering succession politics. It won’t work. Kenyans are not stupid. There is God in heaven,” Waiguru stated.