Meet driver who received 346 million NYS loot but has still refused to quit his 15k job

A driver who received more than Kes 346 million of lost NYS money stunned National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee when he revealed he didn’t quit his low paying job despite becoming an instant millionaire.

 

National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee is still grilling suspects implicated in the loot of Kes 971 million from National Youth Service (NYS).

Yesterday October 27 was John Kago’s turn to shed light on the stolen money. Mr. Kago is a driver at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) who earns a salary of Kes 15,000 a month.

He shocked MPs who were grilling him when he revealed that was still on a payroll at KBC, despite plucking millions from NYS.

“I am a driver at KCB, but I am on suspension and half salary due to the NYS scandal in which my name has been mentioned," Kago was quoted by Daily Nation.

Daily Nation further revealed that Kago owns a fleet of luxury motor vehicles, including a posh 23 million Range Rover, a Mercedes Benz, Toyota Landcruiser and a Toyota Fielder, all which he uses in his car hire business.

He defended his wealth acquisition saying he only received 60 million shillings of the lost NYS money which was given to him by Josphine Kabura Irungu, another key suspect in the NYS scandal.

Kago told Public Accounts Committee that he saved enough money in a merry-go-round to start his car hiring company.

The committee however noted that Kago was blatantly lying since investigations by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had indicated that he received Kes 156 million from Josphine Kabura and Kes 130 million from Benson Gethi.

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