Ksh.10.5B ‘lost’ in latest NYS corruption scam
- Corruption claims at the National Youth Service have emerged yet again as it emerges that some Ksh.10.5 billion may have been paid to ghost suppliers.
- Reports indicate that some suppliers may have even been paid double the amount they sought.
- A letter dated last September reveals that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations requested for documents to assist with an ongoing investigation emanating from a 2016 special audit report.
Corruption claims at the National Youth Service have emerged yet again as it emerges that some Ksh.10.5 billion may have been paid to ghost suppliers.
Reports indicate that some suppliers may have even been paid double the amount they sought.
A letter dated last September reveals that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations requested for documents to assist with an ongoing investigation emanating from a 2016 special audit report.
The letter seen by Citizen TV was addressed to the Devolution Permanent Secretary and indicates suspected misappropriation of funds from NYS accounts.
Two months later, in November, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission also sought assistance from the Kenya Revenue Authority in tax audits of six firms under investigation.
The said companies were under probe over the transaction with the Devolution Ministry through the NYS.
Interestingly, three of them have listed the same person as their director only with a different middle name.
Maanti Logistics whose Director is listed as Caroline Mango was paid Ksh. 26.8million.
Carrotexx Enterprise also lists Caroline Mango as its Director but with her middle name indicated as Atieno. This company got nearly Ksh. 1.9million.
Jupecar Garments with Director indicated as Caroline Mango with middle name Ajow got Ksh. 5.6million.
All the three variations of the name have the same ID number and between them received a total of Ksh. 34.5million in the same bank account.
Similarly, Sallijow Enterprises, Iantex Enterprises and Pejows Agencies have a common name, Ajow, but this time with different directors and ID numbers.
They received a total of Ksh. 53.5million through the same bank.
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji told Citizen TV that detectives have been given 14 days to complete the investigation and forward the file to his office.
According to a memo from the Ms. Lillian Omollo, the PS at the Ministry of Public Service and Youth Affairs, her and other staff members have recorded statements at the CID.
PS Omollo has however rubbished claims that 13 vouchers amounting to Ksh. 8billion were paid to non-existent companies for non-existent supplies.
She claims that only Ksh. 121million was paid out but even then, vouchers worth Ksh. 900million have been handed over to detectives probing the multi-billion shilling scam.
Citizen TV has also learnt that the scope of the investigation has been backdated to 2011.
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