Thursday June 25, 2020 – Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru made fictitious claims and used proxy companies to swindle funds from Kirinyaga County coffers.

This was revealed by a witness who appeared before the Senate select committee that is inquiring into charges against Waiguru.

According to Lynette Mwangi, who is a former Gender and Youth Affairs Executive, Waiguru used her staff to influence tenders for personal benefits.

Ms Mwangi claimed that at some point, she was forced to disembark from a plane to New York, US, when a County delegation was going to seal a coffee shop deal.

However, the deal never materialised.

The former official told the Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala-led committee that the Governor appointed her to chair a task force on healthcare and when she tabled a nine-page report, she was turned away and asked to reduce action points and produce a list of those to be fired.

“I didn’t have an appointment letter for this assignment.”

“I coordinated all departments.”

“This is how casual governance in Kirinyaga is run,” she said.

Ms Mwangi, who resigned as a nominated MCA to work in Waiguru’s Government, recounted how the Governor kicked her out of a delegation to the US.


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