Kabura Slapped With Fresh Charges After Waiguru's Outcry

  • Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (left) and NYS suspect Josephine Kabura. Twitter
  • The National Youth Service (NYS) corruption scandal suspect Josephine Kabura was, on Tuesday, hit with fresh charges in connection with the loss of Ksh791 million.

    Kabura appeared in court alongside 10 other people who included businessman Ben Githii.

    In October 2018, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had recommended that Kabura, a former hairstylist, be investigated afresh after she implicated Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru into the scandal.

    Shortly after the implication, Waiguru rushed to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) asking them to charge her for lying.

    NYS scandal suspect Josephine Kabura.
    NYS scandal suspect, Josephine Kabura.

    The governor sought for her arrest after EACC earlier established that her affidavit presented during the scandal's initial investigation was false.

    The affidavit reportedly cost Waiguru her position as the Devolution Cabinet Secretary.

    Broken down, the affidavit had detailed about how Kabura and Waiguru met and developed a friendship.

    She further claimed that the county boss was the one who introduced her to influential people that later became handy in the processing of tenders and payments for the goods supplied.

    According to reports at the time, the millions were lost through the government’s IFMIS system where entries were manipulated by introducing zeroes on all the transactions.

    Waiguru was allegedly the whistleblower of the suspicious transactions at the NYS that led to the irregular payment of 791 million shillings.

    Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.
    Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.