NYS scandal: Outrage over Ksh.59M payout for ‘air’


NYS scandal: Outrage over Ksh.59M payout for 'air'

In Summary

  • 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.

 

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