Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri has dismissed as malicious claims that he was involved in a Sh 138 million e-learning scandal.
Ndambiri has also dared Prof Mwachodzi wa Mwachofi who is linked to an International NGO feared to have siphoned millions from unsuspecting school principals to come out clearly and tell Kenyans if he was sure the DG had pocketed any proceeds from the now dubious programme.
Mwachofi is said to be the Director for the Homeland Educational International Project , which is a subsidiary of the DLAMS International, an NGO that helps schools and students in low income areas to use technology in improving their academic programmes.
Ndambiri wondered how he could be linked to the multi-million scandal for a nonexistent monetary transaction and challenged those implicating him to disclose who the complainant was.
A furious Ndambiri recalled how he was connected to Mwachofi through an Engineer from his village but became suspicious over the project.
“It’s true this Professor visited me with his two other colleagues whom I even accommodated at my home in Kanjinji village before they proceeded to meet the various school principals at Karoti Girls High school but nothing beyond that ,“he said .
He said he actually alerted the DCI upon learning that the said Professor had demanded Sh140,000 from one of school principals he met during a meeting at Karoti.
Ndambiri said the professor had insisted only schools with a population of between 300 to 400 form four students were qualified for the program and to that regard Karoti qualified in all aspects hence the meeting held there.
Addressing the media at his home Wednesday, Ndambiri also dismissed press reports that his children had some off shore accounts with millions therein.
“Neither myself nor any of my children has any account for foreign currency as claimed by a section of the media today and I want to be categorical that the story published was not only malicious but politically crafted to portray me as a corrupt leader of which am not,”he told the press .
He further urged the DCI involved in this matter to also make public the findings over the matter and further demanded the said media house to retract the story or face legal action since everything was falsehood.
Efforts to trace the said Mwachofi said to be an American citizen having migrated there when he was only aged seven were unsuccessful as his phone had been switched off.
Ndambiri has since urged his detractors to stop the mudslinging campaign against him and his family over nonexistent issues and focus on matters that could assist the area residents.
By Irungu Mwangi