Babu Owino’s tough ultimatum to Daily Nation over story of lady in Sh60m NYS scam

The lady is said to have walked to NYS headquarters and requested a procurement officer to allow her to supply goods.

Owino challenged the daily to expose the NYS finance official and the bank which the millions were siphoned.

" must go ahead and equally make public the NYS procurement officer and the bank through which Ksh 60M was laundered unless they are keen on spinning the real scandal!" the legislator tweeted.

On the front page splash, the daily revealed how Ms Ngirita, 30, was awarded Sh59 million through fictitious delivery of goods terming her as an "air supplier".

"All the 30-year-old did was walk to NYS headquarters and request a procurement officer to allow her to supply goods. On paper, she was supposed to supply foodstuff, stationery, hammers and firewood. Nevertheless, she received money in an account held by her company – Annwaw Investment," the paper wrote.

Quizzed by DCI

Ms Ngirita is said to have admitted that the firm had no office or other business premises and that she only used a Certificate of Registration of Business and a KRA tax compliance certificate to get a contract at NYS.

She is now among 43 people who have already been questioned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations over the alleged multi-billion corruption scandal at the NYS.

On Friday, Public Service Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo Omollo and NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai stepped down over the scam.

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