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No, Uhuru never summoned me to State House over Eurobond saga

By PETER LEFTIE February 9th, 2016 1 min read

The Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo on Monday dismissed reports that she had been summoned to State House to explain why she leaked information on the Eurobond scandal to Cord leader Raila Odinga.

In a statement, Ms Odhiambo maintained that she enjoyed cordial relations with President Uhuru Kenyatta and had never leaked any information regarding the Eurobond billions to Mr Odinga.

“It is, therefore, not true that the relationship between the office and State House is strained,” she said.

“I have never confided in Mr Raila Odinga that close to $1 billion of Eurobond funds were not transferred to the National Exchequer Account at the Central Bank of Kenya,” she added, insisting that she had consistently stated that Sh196.9 billion was transferred to the National Exchequer Account.

Ms Odhiambo was responding to reports in a local daily that she and her deputy, Mr Stephen Masha, had been summoned to State House after Mr Odinga told a local television station that he had got wind of the Eurobond scandal from her.

Mr Kenyatta is said to have been angry with Ms Odhiambo for allegedly feeding Mr Odinga with “propaganda” about the Eurobond transactions to use against the Jubilee government.