Ann Njeri, the businesswoman involved in the Ksh17 billion fuel importation saga, has failed to appear before the National Assembly Energy Committee for questioning.
Njeri's lawyer Cliff Ombeta, who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke, revealed that his client had fallen ill and hence could not appear before the lawmakers as initially planned.
He, however, declined to reveal more details about the said illness.
The lawyer also noted that his client would not honour summons issued by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
According to Ombeta, any summon needs to be official with the purpose and reasons clearly outlined.
"We have declined to appear before the Committee. The official position is that she is unwell. I will not reveal the details of her illness," he stated.
"Also, we will not honour the summons by the DCI. They cannot be calling us through other lawyers and telling us to go."
"They need to get a formal summon and make it clear. You know the last time she appeared, she mysteriously disappeared."
The lawyer also explained that Njeri is fearing for her life because of the past incident where she mysteriously disappeared moments after honouring summons at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road.
"We are afraid that they will do harm to her. At this moment, she is fearing for her life."
The National Assembly Committee had summoned Njeri to provide evidence to prove she owns the Ksh17 billion fuel consignment.
In a letter sent to Njeri, the MPs had asked her to provide documents proving the country of origin of the consignment, indicators of pricing, intended destination of the consignment, the deal in the current government-to-government arrangement as well as other particulars on the saga.
This is after Energy CS Davis Chirchir claimed that the 100,000 metric tonnes of oil belong to Galana Energies Limited - one of the companies contracted to provide oil in the government-to-government deal.