NYS: Probe all play­ers in Sh1.6 bil­lion scam

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The Na­tional Youth Ser­vice scan­dal be­comes in­creas­ingly strange.

What has come out of the Par­lia­men­tary Ac­counts Com­mit­tee hear­ings on the theft of at least Sh1.6 bil­lion from the NYS in­di­cates there were play­ers who have not been probed, taken to court or even named.

When she ap­peared be­fore the PAC, for­mer Min­istry of Devo­lu­tion and Plan­ning CS Anne Waig­uru spoke darkly of pup­pets in the pub­lic do­main and pup­peteers be­hind the scenes in the NYS af­fair. She did not elab­o­rate.

It is still up to the Ethics and An­ti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion, the Direc­torate of Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions and the Direc­torate of Pub­lic Prose­cu­tions to get to the bot­tom of this ter­ri­ble case and take wa­ter­tight cases to the Ju­di­ciary.

One sus­pect claimed to have lugged 54kg of high de­nom­i­na­tion notes from a bank into a car and not at­tracted at­ten­tion to her­self, pre­sum­ably not even CCTV or the CBK.

Full dis­clo­sure will only come with a widen­ing of the DCI drag­net and an in­ten­si­fy­ing of in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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