Last week, detectives were left puzzled by the case of one 21 year old who had Sh102 million in her bank account.
The mystery of the large sum led detectives on her tracks. It was established that she is the sole signatory and beneficial owner of the bank account in question.
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has come out to defend the student being trailed by the Assets Recovery Agency.
Speaking during the morning show on Citizen TV on Tuesday, Kang’ata condemned the move, saying as long as she is not a civil servant her right to privacy needs to be upheld.
He stated “The whole endeavour of the government to take that money from the girl is wrong, as long as she is not a public servant. If she were a public servant or a proxy to a public servant, I would support that. These requirements of disclosure need to be there but they should relate to public employees and their proxies,”.
He further called for the arrest of the Treasury, CBK, and The Assets Recovery Agency for exposing the student’s private information to the public.
He noted “The heads of Treasury, CBK and The Assets Recovery Agency need to be arrested. Kenya is not a socialist or a communist country. The right to privacy when it comes to private money is something that needs to be upheld,”.
Kanga'ta further claimed that the insistence of the government to monitor every detail of its private citizens money was derailing economic development and driving away investors.
He added “The idea of the government wanting to get money from private citizens on the basis of all these things one needs to do is making Kenya become non-friendly to investors… we are coming up with laws which negate economic development,”.
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