Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru issued a statement on an early morning raid by the EACC on her homes.
Waiguru shamed the EACC and a contingent of armed police officers who conducted the raid stating that it was unnecessary.
“There is nothing you can look for in a person’s house to evidence imprest management. It is therefore a shock to be woken up by a battery of fully armed officers raiding my house to ‘look for evidence on imprests’. Indeed, and EACC can confirm, the multi-person search, complete with police toting machine guns elicited only one document from my official residence and from from my house in Nairobi – my cheque book. This could have been easily availed with a simple request,” the governor stated.
The Governor’s statement went on to suggest that the raid was motivated by 2022 succession politics.
“I am also surprised that EACC now claims the investigation is of Sh22 million. I wonder where they got this new figure from considering in the impeachment allegations and their own interrogation of the same the amount was Sh10 million.
“The inescapable conclusion is that this is not about investigating travel imprests but a wider scheme to shape 2022 succession politics of Mt Kenya, and, to detract from critical allegations against a multitude of persons on various multi million corruption allegations. This is a decoy,” she argued.
— Anne Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru) August 20, 2020