House team to call more wit­nesses in NYS scan­dal probe

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

The Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee will have to call more wit­nesses be­fore re­treat­ing to write its report on the Sh791 mil­lion NYS scan­dal.

The com­mit­tee was to con­clude its hear­ings last week, but fresh de­tails by former Devo­lu­tion CS Anne Waig­uru have com­pelled it to give those men­tioned an op­por­tu­nity to be heard. Ap­pear­ing be­fore the Ni­cholas Gumbo-led panel, Waig­uru linked the scam to DP Wil­liam Ruto’s close al­lies.

She named El­geyo Marak­wet Sen­a­tor Kipchumba Murkomen and Ruto’s aide Farouk Ki­bet as ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the prodi­gious loot­ing of the NYS. The grand theft is said to have in­creased from an ini­tial Sh791 mil­lion to a stag­ger­ing Sh1.6 bil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the Au­di­tor Gen­eral’s spe­cial au­dit report.

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