DCI calls for patience as its probes into the Sh10 bn NYS scandal

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Photo courtesy:National Youth Service (NYS) recruits during a past passing-out parade ceremony

In what appears to be the latest  NYS scandal ,officials are said to have set up dummy companies, forged tender documents and exploited the loopholes in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and that  Ksh.10.5 billion may have been paid to ghost suppliers.

The  money believed to have been paid to suppliers between 2016 and last year was fraudulent following claims.The said companies are  under probe over the transaction with the Devolution Ministry through the NYS.
Ms Waiguru, now Kirinyaga governor, has come out to deny any  involvement in the scandal, saying she was a whistleblower.
Public Service Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo and a number of top ministry officials will be interrogated by the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee following the loss of Sh 10 billion from the National Youth Service (NYS).
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the probe was progressing well and called for patience. “Let us be patient. Much of what is being published could be speculation, but teams are working hard to establish the truth,” said Mr Kinoti.

The investigators suspect that some of the fictitious transactions may have been introduced in the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) at Treasury to make the claims.

On the other hand ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna noted on Monday that the party is obliged to play its oversight role as the Opposition despite its resolve to work with the government calling for speedy probe into the scam.