Kabura to take plea in fresh charges

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A  chief suspect in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal, Josephine Kabura has been charged afresh with a Sh.791 million money laundering allegations.

Kabura who is at the center of the major scandal, has been charged afresh alongside 10 others who had also been previously charged, including Ben Gethi.

The prosecution has added a new count in the new charge sheet against Kabura, John Kago Ndung’u and Patrick Ogola Onyango.

According to the submissions, the three accused persons are alleged to have engaged in an arrangement for the transfer of Sh.90million into K-rep Bank Account belonging to Patrick Ogola Onyango T/A Ogola and company Advocates, between December 1, 2014 and May 30, 2015 in Nairobi.

The prosecution argues that the named persons carried out the transaction, despite knowing that the mentioned money was proceeds of crime from NYS scandal.

Only nine out of the expected 35 witnessed have testified against the accused persons, with the case set to be heard in September.

The  new charges come after Kirinyaga County Governor, Anne  Waiguru  asked t he Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to charge her for lying with her name when under oath.

Waiguru recommended for her arrest after the EACC established that the affidavit that Kabura presented during the initial investigations into the scandal was false.

In the affidavit, Kabura had stated that she met the former Cabinet Secretary while working at KDN and they became good friends, claims that the governor vehemently denied.

Kabura had claimed that Waiguru introduced her to a number of people who were to be of assistance in the processing of tenders and payments for the goods supplied and services rendered by her companies to the NYS.

By  Alice  Gworo

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