Ngunyi keeps MPs wait­ing for three hours and fails to turn up

After the long wait, com­mit­tee chair­man Ni­cholas Gumbo called the po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst, who says the email used to in­vite him is no longer in use. He ap­pears next week

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Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Mu­tahi Ngunyi failed to ap­pear be­fore MPs yes­ter­day over Sh90 mil­lion he re­ceived from the Na­tional Youth Ser­vice.

He was ex­pected be­fore the Na­tional As­sem­bly Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee in­quir­ing into an NYS special au­dit report.

Ngunyi’s firm, the Con­sult­ing House Ltd, is said to have re­ceived the money.

PAC chair­man Ni­cholas Gumbo (Rarieda) said Ngunyi should ap­pear next week.The com­mit­tee waited for three hours. Gumbo is­sued the di­rec­tive after Ngunyi said on the phone he did not re­ceive any in­vi­ta­tion to re­spond to the NYS is­sue. “There was a com­mu­ni­ca­tion break­down. I have just spo­ken to him and he con­fessed the email on his let­ter­head that we used to in­vite him is no longer in use. He even did not re­ceive the let­ter we sent to his of­fice,” Gumbo said.

“We will have to resched­ule the meet­ing un­til some times next week.” In the special au­dit report, Au­di­tor Gen­eral Ed­ward Ouko says Con­sult­ing House Ltd re­ceived Sh90 mil­lion from two con­tracts awarded in NYS fraud­u­lent trans­ac­tions.

Mean­while, Out of the Box So­lu­tion CEO An­gela Ang­wenyi was at pains to con­vince MPs how her con­sul­tancy firm was paid Sh90 mil­lion from the De­vo­lu­tion min­istry after adopt­ing an in­cep­tion report.

The com­mit­tee ques­tioned why the com­pany re­ceived the money for a report out­lin­ing how the firm would con­duct a se­ries of cam­paigns in coun­ties to teach women, youth and per­sons with dis­abil­ity how to ac­cess the 30 per cent gov­ern­ment ten­ders re­served for them.

The cocm­pany was awarded a one-year ten­der on May 12 to do the cam­paign for Sh302 mil­lion. Gumbo said the con­tract was ques­tion­able.

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