Mohammed Ali names 10 powerful people linked to NYS Scandal [Full List]
In a statement, Mr. Ali named 10 people he wants to be investigated over the scam that has since seen 47 suspects arrested and charged.
According to the former investigative journalist, the arrested suspects were just a small fish in the heist, which he alleges involves high-ranking people in government.
"Evidence has been brought to my attention that now points to the alleged involvement of other senior government officials, banks and business people whose names have been studiously avoided both by investigators and the media," he said.
According to Mr Ali the ten people also took part in the first NYS corruption scandal, which took place when Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was the Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary.
However, Ms Waiguru was cleared by the Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
"The following people, in my view, should also be investigated:
1. Kirinyaga Governor - Anne Waiguru2. Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary - Mwangi Kiunjuri3. Businessman Ben Gethi4. Former DCI Ndegwa Muhoro5. Former NYS Director Nelson Githinji6. Deputy Director, NYS, Captain Sam Muchuki7. Current Health CS Sicily Kariuki8. Police inspector Mike Julius King’oo Muia9. Gor Semelang’o – CEO, Petro Kenya Oil Company Limited10. Peter Gathecha – Petro Kenya Oil Company Limited," Ali claimed.
The Nyali MP noted that CS Kariuki and Kiunjuri are on the list on the basis that they served at the Devolution company at some point.
The legislator went on to name 40 companies that ought to be probed over the scandal.
“Who owns these companies? What business did they do with NYS? How much did they benefit from the NYS? Are they owned by front men and women? Who is behind these owners?” Ali posed.
The former Jicho Pevu journalist added that there was a notorious group dubbed Othaya mafia that was behind the grand theft at the NYS.
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