NYS scandal: Outrage over Ksh.59M payout for ‘air’
- A barrage of tweets raised questions as to why banks linked to the NYS scandals are being ‘let off the hook’ yet they should also be held to account.
- Some also directed the blame towards professional bodies for not giving out harsh penalties to those implicated.
- Tribalism was also mentioned among factors hindering the fight against corruption in Kenya.
Kenyans are up in arms over yet another corruption scandal at the National Youth Service (NYS).
This came after a shocking revelation from a local daily that a supplier identified as Ann Ngirita pocketed Ksh.59million for ‘air’.
Previously, during an interrogation at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, an unidentified man confessed to receiving Ksh.60million but claimed he could not remember what he supplied to NYS.
“I have never tendered for any supply at NYS. I don’t know how to tender. I walked into NYS offices and I was given a Local Purchase Order worth Ksh.60million. I don’t know where the items were sourced neither what was supplied to NYS,” said the unnamed beneficiary.
On Thursday, using the hashtag #NYSScandal, a majority of Twitter users expressed their fury over how suspects linked to the scandals are handled.
A barrage of tweets raised questions as to why banks linked to the NYS scandals are being ‘let off the hook’ yet they should also be held to account.
Some also directed the blame towards professional bodies for not giving out harsh penalties to those implicated.
Tribalism was also mentioned among factors hindering the fight against corruption in Kenya.
I run up & down in this city to make ends meet in the most legit n clean way but someone somewhere received illegit & dirty 60m for doing nothing. Its evident Crime is the new career. Ni Sheria kuvunja Sheria #NYSscandal
— MBIYU (@ItsPetero) May 24, 2018
We pay taxes even with our little earnings but thieves get KES60 million for doing nothing and that KES60 million is from our taxes but poor us we accept this year in year out! Our health sector stinks, we use dilapidated roads, no drainage system etc, kwani hatuchoki #NYSscandal
— Judie Kaberia (@Judiekaberia) May 24, 2018
I sense the mood around this #NYSscandal is different. Kenyans are (finally) very angry and the rage grows as more details trickle out. We can’t celebrate theives when it is next to impossible to earn an honest living in this country. The centre will not hold.
— Daudi Were (@dkwere) May 24, 2018
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— DzomboJr (@DzomboJr) May 24, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS @dailynation: You name and publish the photo of the lady who went to NYS procurement to be allowed to supply air but you FAIL to name the NYS procurement officer and the bank through which the 60M was laundered #NYSscandal
— #OneNation (@EAukot) May 24, 2018
#NYSscandal where are the names of the banks the transactions was done
— Fabnjuguna444@gmail. (@fabischNjuguna) May 24, 2018
Accountants can go along way in quality public service delivery by ensuring accountability. Cooking of books need be axed.
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) May 23, 2018
Kenyans!! It is now or never!! the cloth of tribalism must be removed! the dress of cowardice must be removed! we walk naked against corruption! we say NEVER AGAIN!! we need our 9B back!!
#NYSscandal #NYSscam @C_NyaKundiH
— Carol Mwaliwa (@carolmwaliwa) May 24, 2018
#NYSscandal its not a matter of tribalism anymore . Corruption will have a far greater divisive effect in Kenya than anything else .I feel sickened when I just think about it . @UKenyatta please do something about this .
— Johnnjau (@Johnstunnaz) May 24, 2018
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