Chacha Wazir: My scandal with top government officials was a blessing in disguise
Benson Masubo, alias Wazir Chacha, the man who was arrested and charged for illegally soliciting money from Members of Parliament and Cabinet Secretaries says his troubled past, "Somehow opened up his path to where he now works."
Chacha came into the limelight following claims that he had fraudulently obtained money from waheshimiwas while pretending to be Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege.
“Scandals come and go. We forget and focus on something else. It was a blessing in disguise because superiors understood I know the corridors of Parliament better as an outsider," he told The Nairobian while laying more claims against senior government officiails who want backdoor favours from the civil servant.
According to Chacha, “They want me to bribe them after realising some of the accusations leveled against me were not true. I think some people who realised that their plans would backfire are behind this to scare me.”
“I think they came across my financial transactions and businesses between 2013 and 2016 whilst I was a private secretary to a senior person at Ministry of Devolution and they just sent me sanctioned letters of seizure and freeze.”
The man, now in his mid 20s, says after the case, his bank accounts were frozen forcing him to live on credit and his punny savings.
Apart from Sabina Chege, other complainants in the three year case that is yet to proceed to trial include National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, CSs Margaret Kobia and Eugene Wamalwa and ten other MPs.
It was around the same time that Chacha had made outrageous claims against an elderly former MP had used and dumped him. Confident about winning he hopes that, "My case commences soon."