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CS Waiguru resigns for health reasons

By HILARY KIMUYU November 21st, 2015 1 min read

Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has resigned citing poor health due to constant attacks on her person and family.

While announcing her decision to resign during a press conference on Saturday afternoon the embattled Cabinet Secretary said the fight against corruption has been turned into a fight for Anne Waiguru.

“In view of the impact these events have had on my health, I have been advised by my doctor to take time off to recover and to undertake much lighter duties for some time,” Waiguru said in her statement to the media.

“I have therefore, following my doctor’s advice, requested his Excellency the President to relieve me of the responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning and should he find it fit, to accord me such lighter duties as he shall deem appropriate.”

The outgoing Cabinet Secretary has recently been under sustained pressure from her political detractors to vacate office over allegations of massive corruption in her office.

However, until her resignation Waiguru has insisted that she is innocent of all the corruption claims leveled against her.