Former Principal Secretary nominee Faith Njeri Harrison on Wednesday, May 31, dismissed claims that President William Ruto revoked her nomination.
In a statement sent to Kenyans.co.ke, Njeri argued that she voluntarily withdrew as a PS nominee to pursue personal interests.
Ruto, on Tuesday, May 16, had nominated her to serve as the Performance Management PS at the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary.
However, nearly two weeks later, the head of state appointed Anne Wang'ombe to the same position in a mini reshuffle.
According to Njeri, the ongoing rumours of her corruption cases were false and misleading. She explained that the charges against her were doctored by the previous regime under former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
She added that she was not in possession of fake US dollars, as reports alleged. The former Kiambu County Executive Committee member also accused former Director of Criminal Investigations boss, George Kinoti, of using the disbanded Special Service Unit (SSU) to falsify the charges.
In a statement from the DCI in 2019, Njeri was accused of travelling in vehicles with fake registrations and carrying fake US dollars in the company of another county employee.
"She has never been involved in corruption matters, and she was never arraigned in any court of law and has no pending matter (s) in court as she was cleared by relevant agencies," read part of the statement.
The former Kiambu CEC warned those spreading false information about her nomination and criminal record to cease tarnishing her reputation.
However, while dropping her from the list of nominees, Ruto did not offer any explanations, raising more speculations on his decision.
Njeri worked as the Chief Finance Officer of Kiambu County under former governor Ferdinard Waititu.
She is, however, not new to controversy. In 2019, Njeri was arrested while addressing a gathering at a hotel where she accused Waititu of authoritarian rule.
"Many of the properties, including staff quarters and quarries, have been sold to private individuals. We can not work this way," she complained.
Waititu, during his impeachment in January 2020, accused his former CEC of being part of a group that accused him of misappropriating Ksh588 million.
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