Appearing today, the former Planning Permanent Secretary Peter Mangiti told Public Accounts Committe that he never the letter in question voluntarily.
Mangiti noted that he was “forced” to sign a letter creating a new deputy director general position for Adan Harakhe at Nationa Youth Service.
Mangiti is among other several suspects in NYS scam of Sh791 million., but raised to Sh1.6 billion in a report by the Auditor General.
The former PS is the second person to be interviewed today after Josephine Kabura was interviewed yesterday.
Before requesting to make some clarifications in privacy, Josephine Kabura agreed to have handled up to Sh1.6 billion through her companies.
Kabura noted that she used to carry the money from the bank using bags.Auditor General Edward Ouko affirmed that Harakhe’s appointment was influenced by “forces that planned to loot the institution”.
She further added that, she had opened 20 companies to transact with the ministry ofDevolution and Planning, an office that was occupied by former Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru.
Auditor General Edward Ouko affirmed that Harakhe’s appointment was influenced by “forces that planned to loot the institution”.
Harakhe’s transfer to the National Youth Service was communicated through a letter dated November 27, 2014 that was signed by Mangiti.
“When Waiguru asked me to sign the letter creating the new position for Harakhe, she told me she had spoken to the Public Service Commission,” Mangiti said on Wednesday.
Harakhe password was used to transfer NYS money to suspect accounts.
But the former PS told the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee he did not draft the letter; he said it came with a memo from Waiguru’s office.
“The PSC responded to the letter requesting the creation of a new position for Adan Harakhe and demanding for it to be advertised,” he said.