Uhuru Kenyatta’s favourite hard working cabinet secretary Ann Waiguru has fired back at Kenyans and the media specifically accusing them of witch hunt on the ongoing corruption debate.
The CS in a statement said corruption was everywhere in the government and limited to her devolution docket. She seemed to read from the same script with Majority leader in parliament Aden Duale who asked Uhuru to declare corruption a national disaster.
Ms Waiguru said the issue is not about the fight against corruption but personal attacks on her and asserted that she will continue to serve her country as long as she is given TRUST to do so. She also vehemently denied having “such a TV and a piano” in her office. The BEAUTIFUL plus-size CS however did not deny purchase of condoms in her office as was revealed by her PS Mr Mangiti to the PAC.
Here is the statement by Waiguru,
The last three months have witnessed incessant media attacks on my character on the issue of corruption in the Ministry of Devolution and its agencies including the NYS.
What is shocking is the deliberate refusal to recognize my role as a CS and that of officers who are either accounting officers or AIE holders in Govt Depts. Both by law and in practice, I do not procure. I do not purchase anything for the ministry. I don’t sign or negotiate contracts. Where instances of possible malpractice has been brought to my attention I have called in investigative authorities. At no point has any investigation either by EACC, CID or any other body pointed to my personal engagement with corrupt deals. Yet the vicious unwarranted attacks continue.
It’s amazing that whereas there are similar and more serious allegations of misuse of funds in many government departments there is never the personalized level of attack on CSs that has been directed at me. Surely this is no longer about the fight against corruption. It’s calculated evil, vindictive and ill intentioned. It’s an unfortunate distraction from the work the Ministry has been doing in the last two years. I will continue to serve my country diligently as I have always done for as long as I am given the trust to do so. And for the record I have no such TV screen or piano in my office. God bless Kenya.