Waiguru: I’m not a billionaire yet, just worth less than Sh300m
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has confronted detractors who question her source of wealth by declaring her net worth.
Governor Waiguru was recently ranked as the second most corrupt leader in the country, after Deputy President William Ruto, by research firm Ipsos Synovate.
Waiguru maintains that she is not corrupt and has never been charged in court despite being linked to the 2016 National Youth Service scandal that led to the loss of Sh791 million.
In an interview in Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange Live Show on Wednesday night, the Governor argued that if she stole the money as alleged, then her net worth should be way more than what it is currently.
“Let’s assume I’m the most corrupt and therefore I have acquired a lot of money from government which I am now using and so my value should be several billion shillings, isn’t it?” She posed to Jeff.
“The people you are being ranked with are multi billionaires. I haven’t even reached Ksh300 Million in terms of worth” Waiguru declared.
The Governor went on to state that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has already conducted a lifestyle audit on her and she wouldn’t mind the report being made public.
“The EACC swept my house. They have done a lifestyle audit on me for over a year, they can also make that public” she added.
Waiguru further denied owning prime properties in the city. She acknowledged owning is a house in the leafy surburb of Runda and another in Kihingo, which she owned before joining politics.
“I have a small property on Mombasa –Mlolongo Road which I’ve had for a long time, half an acre in Lukenya and another acre with a rentable place in Sagana. That’s it” she added.