Waiguru gagged from commenting on NYS loot in her Kirinyaga gubernatorial campaigns
Principal magistrate David Mburu, said Ms. Waiguru should neither speak of the scam nor cause the publication of any comments relating to the money laundering case against 11 suspects.
This is after Paul Kinuthia Kihara, moved to court to seeking orders to gag Waiguru, claiming she was using the case to gain political mileage.
Kinuthia is one of the NYS suspects including Mr. Benson Gethi and Ms Josephine Kabura Irungu, who are facing charges of looting more than Sh1bilion meant for youth development.
After resigning from the devolution ministry, Waiguru went on a low profile before she emerging again late last year where announced she would be vying for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat.
Kinuthia’s fear may have emanated from Kenya’s notorious culture, where disgraced public officials once out of office normally delved into their tribal cocoons for political support.
furthermore unlike her who has political ambitions and public 'sympathy' they don't have that priviledge.
Deputy President, William Ruto once publicly blasted the former powerful minister after she linked his office to the NYS scandal.
“Give us a break. Those behind theft of public funds cannot be ‘cat-walking’ around freely giving Kenyans a lot of ‘English lectures’ on what actually transpired. Let us be honest and call a spade a spade. It is open public funds were lost,” said an agitated Mr Ruto.
“Surely, when a hairdresser (referring to Ms Josephine Kabura) registers 20 companies and confesses that she actually carried millions in sacks, what else do you want?” posed the DP, in reference to one of the key suspects in the scam, and who has also linked Waiguru to the scandal.
A day after the public spat, in what appeared as a choreographed protest to whim up public emotions in support of her, Residents of Kirinyaga County held a demonstration to defend Ms.Waiguru against attacks over the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal.
Meanwhile Businessman Ben Gethi’s mother was ordered by the High Court to surrender a luxury car worth Sh7.3 million on Monday
Charity Wangui Gethi was ordered to surrender a black 2014 Jeep Cherokee to the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) agency together with all its accessories.
The Deputy Registrar of the High Court Muthoni Kimani wrote:
“The respondent Charity Wangui Gethi is ordered to surrender the motor vehicle to the Director of Criminal Investigation Department and Investigating Officer Sautet Jeremiah Matipei until further orders by this court.”
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