Anne Njeri: New Twist as Woman Linked to KSh 17b Oil Business Drags Oscar Sudi's Name In the Deal - Breaking Kenya News


Anne Njeri: New Twist as Woman Linked to KSh 17b Oil Business Drags Oscar Sudi's Name In the Deal


Anne Njeri Njoroge, the woman at the centre of the KSh 17 billion imported oil consignment, has added a new twist to the ongoing saga. MP Oscar Sudi speaking at a recent public function. Speaking to Citizen TV, the embattled businesswoman dragged the name of Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi into the now-controversial oil deal. What role did Oscar Sudi play in KSh 17b oil deal? Njeri narrated how she held a series of meetings with key Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders to secure her consignment.  The businesswoman said she met with Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir and MP Sudi on November 8 at Chirchir's office. According to Njeri, she was introduced to the two leaders by a person identified as Jeremiah Serem, who assured her that the duo were in a position to help. Njeri claimed Serem allegedly informed her that Sudi was holding a briefing for the 'high office' and was expected to report back to the unnamed boss on the deliberations of the meeting. "The person I met first in Nairobi was Jeremiah Serem. In the evening, we got an appointment to see Chirchir. We met Oscar Sudi in Chirichir's office. We were told Sudi was attending the meeting on behalf of the big office, and he was supposed to give back the feedback," Njeri alleged. Why Oscar Sudi attended the KSh 17b oil saga meeting The businesswoman disclosed that their meeting was tense after she informed them that the consignment was not hers. "Four of us, we talked, but there was tension the moment I said the fuel was not mine. When they said the fuel was under a government-to-government deal, I told them I imported the cargo as a private importer," she stated. Njeri further dismissed reports that she was given government funds to import KSh 17 billion in fuel from Turkey. "Been in the oil business for 33 years. The money was mine. I was not given by the government," she added. Why Omtatah linked Chirchir, Murkomen to KSh 17b saga The latest developments come a day after Senator Okiya Omtatah of Busia released an explosive dossier implicating ranking members of the Kenya Kwanza Cabinet in the contentious oil deal. The 100,000 metric tonnes of diesel shipped from Turkey to the Mombasa Port had been under various claims of ownership, with businesswoman Ann Njeri taking on some oil marketing companies that Omtatah said were fraudulently blessed by Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen and Chirchir. In his probe, the lawmaker established that the monies involved in the consignment, which has since been offloaded at the port, were irregularly withdrawn from the consolidated fund under the guise of funding oil subsidies. According to the senator, the KSh 17 billion was among the unconstitutional withdrawals from the consolidated fund for the 2022–23 fiscal year. "I challenge Energy and Petroleum CS Chirichir, and Transport CS Murkomen to stop fooling the nation and come clean on their relationship with Ms Njeri, whom I reasonably believe is their front in the heist, whom they have fallen out with," he said. He suggested that the duo of the CSs above was working in cahoots with Njeri to benefit from the multi-billion-shilling deal. 


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