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Daily Nation : February 14th 2014
8 | National News TENSION | Nairobi claims it has documents proving its allegations US agency accused of subversion Feb 12 Kenya summons USAid officials over claims it is planning to destabilise country through protests BY ISAAC ONGIRI @ongiri2 email@example.com sponsoring street demonstrations across the country. The National Security Advisory K Committee (NSAC) yesterday said it has ordered the Foreign Affairs ministry to summon the US Agency for International Development (USAid) over the claims, which, they said, are backed by credible intelligence documents. The NSAC, Kenya’s top security agency, made the order in a statement dated February 12 signed by Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia who also chairs the committee. The difference between Kenya and her major international partner emerged even as President Barack Obama prepares to host African heads of State in Washington in August. Forty-seven leaders, mostly from sub-Sahara Africa, including Kenya’s President Kenyatta have been invited to attend a conference. The order emerged on the day police dispersed a demonstration by a lobby group in Nairobi called to protest what the activists called Jubilee’s poor leadership. But the US described the allega- tions as false, reiterating that its 50-year partnership with Kenya is as strong as ever. “Reflecting the US commitment to our partnership, we work with the Kenyan government and civil society throughout the country on security, health, education, conflict enya has accused a US development agency of planning to destabilise the government by FILE | NATION Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia who also chairs the National Security Advisory Committee prevention, agriculture, and in many other areas,” the US government said in statement sent to newsrooms by its Nairobi embassy. The American government de- scribed USAid as an organisation being run on a basis of transparency and in clear collaboration with the Kenyan government. Mr Kimemia said in the statement that the US aid agency officials be summoned to give more information over plans “to topple the government using activists.” The statement says NSAC is in possession of credible intelligence documents and information to support the claim. The documents are said to contain information detailing how USAid has been funding demonstrations. It was unclear how many organisations have benefited from the US agency funding to hold demonstrations against the government. An unnamed clergyman has also been accused of working with the agency to facilitate activities meant to undermine the government. “The consistent plans to destabi- lise the current Government will not be tolerated at any costs, especially where activists are sustainably bribed to tarnish the country’s and leaders’ reputation regionally and internationally,” Mr Kimemia said in the statement. A few weeks ago Deputy President William Ruto’s lawyer Karim Khan claimed that former US ambassador to Kenya, Mr Michael Ranneberger, was part of the plot by some Western diplomats to fix Mr Ruto. Additional reporting by Xinhua The date the letter summoning the USAid officials was signed by Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia DAILY NATION Friday February 14, 2014 Wambora’s fate to be known today BY NATION REPORTER The fate of Embu Governor Martin Wambora will be known today after investigations of a Senate committee into his ouster ended yesterday. The team led by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale is set to table its report before the House at 4pm. Its findings will be considered by the senators and a vote will be taken afterwards. If more than half of the senators adopt the report, Mr Wambora will lose his seat. However, the governor has challenged his ouster in court. Were impeached Mr Wambora and his deputy Dorothy Nditi were impeached by the County Assembly on January 28 after being accused of abuse of office and violating the Constitution, among others. They have denied the charges. Yesterday, Ms Nditi distanced herself from Mr Wambora’s office, saying, she had not been assigned any significant duties in the last 10 months she has been in office. She claimed her requests for work from Mr Wambora had not been successful. The County Assembly had accused her of complicity in the breach of law.
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