Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has asked Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru not to get scared over her looming arrest saying lawyers in William Ruto’s camp will offer her free legal services.
This is after reports emerged that detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and those from the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were finalising investigations into corruption allegations at the Kirinyaga county government, which could see Governor Waiguru arrested.
Speaking on Friday, October 29, during a consultative meeting with grassroots leaders from Kangema and Mathioya constituencies in Murang’a County held at Ruto’s residence in Karen, Wahome linked Waiguru’s tribulations to her recent shift from Jubilee party to UDA.
“We are telling you Governor Waiguru to be strong… We shall be there for any of our persons. We will offer free legal services,” Wahome assured Waiguru.
She said the EACC and DCI had been turned into ODM leader Raila Odinga’s campaign machinery urging those managing the criminal justice system not to allow political brokers in the government to taint the reputation of the country’s independent institutions.
Her sentiments were echoed by Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro who said the criminal justice systems have lost their credibility.
“You (EACC and DCI) are losing credibility, very fast, because you have accepted to be used to settle political scores,” Nyoro said.
Embattled Governor Waiguru is on the grill due to the planned payment of KSh 52 Million for dubious land survey tender and questionable allowances to the governor and county officials.
On September 4, Waiguru said that a political witch hunt was lodged against her by the EACC after her statement on the collapse of BBI adding that the summons came after she gave a hint on changing her political camp.
“Last time I said … ‘on BBI let me keep quiet a bit…’ immediately, EACC raided my office… Recently I said am ‘… introspecting on the political way forward…’ and again, immediately I get EACC summons, complete with all the subtle threatening inflexibilities… and media alerts on an alleged payment of Ksh 52million,” Waiguru stated.