Po­lice probe death threats in re­la­tion to Sh791m NYS saga

Gethi says he had been threat­ened and warned that he is a tar­get for elim­i­na­tion, be­cause of the con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion he has

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General - DO­MINIC WABALA @Wa­bal­aDo­minic

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­leged death threats sent at the week­end to a key sus­pect in the Sh791 mil­lion NYS scan­dal case.

Busi­ness­man Ben Gethi, one of those charged with the multi-mil­lion shilling Na­tional Youth Ser­vice ripoff lodged a com­plaint at Park­lands po­lice sta­tion. He said he had been threat­ened and warned that he is a tar­get for elim­i­na­tion, be­cause of the con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion he has.

Last week, Gethi ap­peared be­fore the Par­lia­men­tary Ac­counts Com­mit­tee. He told the team he has in his pos­ses­sion com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween in­ves­ti­ga­tors and for­mer Devolution CS Anne Waig­uru that im­pli­cates them in al­leged tam­per­ing with in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

In the state­ment, Gethi said a mo­tor­cy­clist gave his driver a note ad­dressed to him, re­lat­ing to the state­ments he made dur­ing the PAC sum­mons.

The note, writ­ten in Kiswahili, reads, “Ben come siku ya Tues­day, tu­takua tukikuaan­galia kwa makini zaidi. Kile am­ba­cho un­a­jua uta­peana kwa hao watu huko Bunge am­ba­cho hakikuhusu na kina husu wengine wacha kisi­fike kwa hao watu.

“If hiyo in­for­ma­tion itafikia hao watu itabidi kitu ki­fanywe na hatakama un­afikiri watakupro­tect tu­na­jua cor­ner zote am­bazo tu­ta­p­ata wapendwa wako. We will do what we have to do. Asante. (Ben, come Tues­day we will be watch­ing you very keenly. What­ever you have that you will give to those peo­ple at Parliament and does not con­cern you but con­cerns oth­ers, should not reach them. If the in­for­ma­tion reaches them, then some­thing will have to be done. Even if you think they will pro­tect you. We know all cor­ners where to get your loved ones).”

Dur­ing his ques­tion­ing by the PAC, Gethi made ref­er­ence to bank de­posit slips and ques­tioned his se­lec­tive pros­e­cu­tion.

/HEZRON NJOROGE

NYS scan­dal sus­pect Ben Gethi (hold­ing bag) ap­pears be­fore the Na­tional As­sem­bly Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee on Oc­to­ber 4

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