Devolution CS Anne Waiguru has threatened to sue Cord leader Raila Odinga for calling her a thief over the loss of funds scandal at the National Youth Service. (NYS)
Waiguru has through her lawyer claimed that the allegations by Raila made at a press conference have defamed and injured her character and is demanding for a written apology over the same and also for the Cord principal to make an admission of liability, further to which she shall address the issue of damages.
“Take notice that unless we hear from you on the above within seven days hereof, we have mandatory instructions to institute legal proceedings against you at your own peril as to costs and attendant consequences,” Mohammed Muigai Advocates wrote to Raila.
“TREAT ALL THIEVES EQUALLY”
“We will not take the President seriously on the war on corruption until thieves are treated equally. The law must apply on all scandals over IFMIS, NYS and IEBC in the same way as the Roads and other ministries,” Raila said at the time, adding that president Uhuru had removed Waiguru’s name before submitting the report on corruption to the EACC.
In June this year, Raila called on president Uhuru to suspend Waiguru in order to pave way for investigations after a scandal involving some Sh800 million in the NYS projects was brought to the public’s attenton.
In her defense at the time, Waiguru maintained that there was an “attempted” fraud but no money had been lost and went ahead to say that she was actually the one who called for an investigation into the NYS after fraudsters logged into the government electronic system and attempted to steal Sh826M through fraudulent payments.
However, last week on Friday the CS confirmed that indeed the government had lost more than Kshs 825 Million and went ahead to name 22 officers, who have been recommended for prosecution over the National Youth Service (NYS) graft.