‘I have no sexual relations with Ngirita,’ says NYS graft chief investigator


'I have no sexual relations with Ngirita,' says NYS graft chief investigator
National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspect Ann Ngirita in court. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • In his affidavit, Mr. Ngirita had accused the chief investigator of making sexual advances at his sister; Ann Wambere Ngirita, claims Mr. Muia denies.
  • Mr. Ngirita claimed after their "business relationship" with the DCI detective went south, Mr. Muia had vowed to use his position to fight the family.
  • The DCI officer, however, admits to have been friends with Mr. Ngirita, whom he claims to have met in 2013 through a mutual fried known as Sammy Kioko.

The chief investigator in the Ksh.9 billion National Youth Service (NYS) scandal probe has denied having any business or sexual relations with any member of the Ngirita family.

Mike Julius Kingoo Muia, a police officer attached at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters, dismissed claims made by Jeremiah Gichina Ngirita that they had both been actively trading with the NYS since 2014 but the alleged relations had recently gone sour.

“I, together with Mike Julius Kingoo Muia have been carrying out business of supplying hardware and renovating facilities at the National Youth Service in Gilgil,” Mr. Ngirita had claimed in an affidavit filed in court.

Mr. Ngirita alleged that after their “business relationship” with the DCI detective went south, Mr. Muia had vowed to use his position to fight the family.

“The cause of all the allegations against me and my family is due to the business disagreements between Mike Julius Kingoo Muia and ourselves all the said allegations are totally false and malicious,” added Mr. Ngirita.

According to Mr. Muia, however, the claims by Mr. Ngirita are only meant to divert attention and jeorpadise the ongoing probe.

“Jeremiah Gichina Ngirita’s main intention is to delay the prosecution of this matter and divert attention from the main issues,” said Muia.

“I have never been in any business relationship with Jeremiah Gichina Ngirita nor a partner at Jerrycathy Enterprises which he owns. This can be confirmed from the certificate of Registration.”

In his affidavit, Mr. Ngirita had accused the chief investigator of making sexual advances at his sister; Ann Wambere Ngirita, claims Mr. Muia denies.

“The only time I met Ann Wambere Wanjiku Ngirita was on May 21, 2018 at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations when I recorded her statement under inquiry in the presence of four other police officers amongst them two female officers,” says Mr. Muia.

The DCI officer, however, admits to have been friends with Mr. Ngirita, whom he claims to have met in 2013 through a mutual fried known as Sammy Kioko.

After sometime the three became friends and the DCI officer says they could borrow money from each other and they even visited his (Muia) rural home.

“As friends we could borrow money from each other. After borrowing money from either of us, Jeremiah Gichina Ngirita used to give us cheques to deposit after a period that we had agreed on,” says Mr. Ngirita.

Mike Muia maintains that he has never done any business with NYS, either in person or through a proxy, adding that the only time he visited the youth agency in Gilgil was during investigations.

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