Just like many Jubilee defectors turned Hustlers before her, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is blaming politics for her looming arrest on graft allegations.
On Thursday, two days after Waiguru joined DP Ruto’s UDA ‘Hustler Movement’, it emerged that the EACC is finalising a probe into the corruption allegations against her and other members of her staff who accompanied her to the DP’s residence on Tuesday.
It has been reported that Waiguru will be arrested as early as next week to face charges over an alleged irregular land survey tender and payment of questionable allowances to the governor and county officials.
Reacting to the news, Waiguru said the plan by the State agencies, EACC and DCI, is meant to intimidate and manipulate those that are contemplating joining UDA.
“Surely, barely 48hrs after we decamped to UDA & now this? As a believer in the rule of law this is unfortunate. It’s intention is to dissuade those contemplating the same & an attempt at engineering succession politics. It wont work. Kenyans are not stupid. There is God in heaven,” Waiguru said on Thursday.
Other officials likely to be charged alongside Waiguru are 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.