Mombasa, KENYA: NASA strategist David Ndii’s wife Mwende Gatabaki has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta has betrayed her years after poaching her to work on a government database with details of Kenyans.
Speaking to the press in Mombasa a few hours after her husband David Ndii was picked up by officers from the flying squad and the special crimes prevention unit at the Leopard beach resort in Diani, Mwende on Monday revealed how the president poached her from the African development bank where she was working before 2014.
“The president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta he is the one who sent a special request to the president of the African development bank requesting for me to come and champion the presidential digital transformation of government,” Mwende told reporters.
Mwende wondered why transparency had not been followed when arresting her husband, yet the database which she was assigned to work on was known as ‘a single source of truth’.
“ I am asking the president where is that gentleman in 2014 who asked me to come and create a single source of truth to create transparency, this is not transparent,” Mwende said.
She added that she went to Diani Police station after police told her that Ndii was there only to find that she was duped. She refused to leave the station and she was detained.
“Officers told me that they were taking my husband to Diani police station but when we went to the station we did not find him there. They even detained me at some point when I refused to leave without my husband until Winnie Odinga intervened. ” She added.
Mrs. Ndii said the family is currently in Mombasa attending a wedding ceremony.
Mwende said that her husband was innocent of any crime and that unknown people had been spying on them for months at their Nairobi home.
Ndii’s arrest comes a few days after he was appointed to spearhead the NASA team that was tasked with the restoration of democracy.
Ndii has been a vocal critic of the Jubilee administration.
Meanwhile, NASA leaders led by lawyers James Orengo and Otiende Omollo on Monday camped at Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters in Kiambu where David Ndii is being held.
According to the NASA leaders, the police is planning to charge him with Incitement to violence by using some of the statements he once said on TV interviews regarding secession as evidence.
“We have learned that they are going to charge him with incitement to violence at 2 pm. He is likely to be presented at Milimani Law Courts. Mr. Ndii did not even get even get access to a lawyer when he was arrested.” Said Otiende Amollo.