The Ksh138 million was part of the Ksh 571 million Homeland Educational International project set up to support local students to learn online.
Homeland Educational International is funded by DLAMS International, a non-governmental organisation.
This site has been informed that DCI are investigating the scam after it emerged that Ndambiri had saved the money in offshore accounts allegedly registered under the names of his two children.
When asked to respond to allegations, Waiguru’s deputy, refuted the claims stating that he, instead is the one who invited the DCI to investigate the matter.
Ndambiri claims that he had reported the theft of donor funds at the detectives’ offices in Mwea, Kirinyaga.
The Deputy Governor also denied reports that the funds were traced to his children’s offshore accounts.
“The team (DLAMS) led by Professor Mwachodzi Mwachofi introduced themselves and I inquired whether he had all the required documentation and approvals from the Ministry of Education. I got suspicious about the dealings and reported the matter to the DCI. There was no money received or lost. The accusations are baseless and DCI Making arrests indicates I did what was required of me,” Ndambiri defended in an interview with the Daily Nation.
DLAMS President Mwachodzi on his end notified the DCI that a number of his staff were arrested on Wednesday, June 3 for reportedly managing an unregistered company. They were later released on Ksh2.4 million bonds.
According to DG Ndambiri, these allegations are a results of the bad blood between him and the embattled Governor Waiguru.
Last Month, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru survived an impeachment case in Senate.
Waiguru was accused by the County MCAs of corruption and gross violation of office. Ndambiri led the onslaught against Waiguru after Senate cleared the Governor.
Leaders should be accountable, YES. But Kirinyaga Deputy Governor needs to know this accountability doesn't stop at finances only, it includes being accountable for actions such as SLEEPING with someone else's wife. Take responsibility and resign. Your actions defiled the office pic.twitter.com/x8ercJu1Z5
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) July 3, 2020
Ndambiri defended the MCAs while accusing Waiguru of shielding behind politics to evade accountability.
“It’s their responsibility to play an oversight role for the Executive. We don’t want to hear that some MCAs are given a raw deal because of their political affiliations and for questioning the usage of development funds,” Ndambiri stated on Thursday, July 2, during a burial ceremony at Mururi village in Mwea, Kirinyaga.