NYS reels under a fresh Sh10bn theft scandal

NYS buses at Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri during a past event. Sources say the new scandal may have been made possible after the government failed to get rid of middle-level civil servants when it made changes in the ministry of Youth and the NYS in 2015. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The money was allegedly siphoned from the institution in the last three years in a well-orchestrated scheme involving senior government officials and ghost suppliers.

  • NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai confirmed that detectives have been interrogating some of his staff in recent weeks.

  • But the most blatant siphoning of money is at Ifmis level where a company would receive an amount due to it twice within a span of minutes.

  • The latest scandal comes months after the President made sweeping changes at investigations and prosecution departments of the government.

The National Youth Service (NYS) has been hit by a new Sh10.5 billion scandal, dealing a fresh blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s fight against corruption.

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