Ngiritas not the real NYS scam culprits — MP Alice Wahome

"Why is the Judiciary, one year down the line, still allowing this case in courts?" she questioned.

Phylis Ngirita and Ann Ngirita in court. Kandara MP Alice Wahome defends them. [Photo/File]

In Brief

-Wahome further claimed the Ngiritas are not the real culprits and urged investigative agencies to dig deeper for the truth.

Kandara MP Alice Wahome has defended the embattled Ngirita family after Phylis Ngirita’ video weeping outside the court received massive reactions from Kenyans online.

While speaking at Citizen TV on Tuesday, February 25, the lawmaker argued that The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) had failed to get hold of the real culprits behind the National Youth Service(NYS) scam.

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“Let me weigh in a little. We cannot allow Ngirita to be the face of the NYS scandal because we know it was a big scandal, it was a big loss to the country,” said Wahome.

“There is a sufficient amount of money that is actually not with the Ngirita,” she added.

“This girl could have been involved in this thing but people don’t react the same way. I think leaving it too long speaks to the question, ‘were we ever serious about this case?” she said.

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Wahome further claimed the Ngiritas are not the real culprits and urged investigative agencies to dig deeper for the truth.

“I think this was one of those cases that may be the DCI needed to leave other things, you know the way it was dramatised. I think we should have put all our energies to ensure that the real culprits are captured,” she said.

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“Why is the Judiciary, one year down the line, still allowing this case in courts?” she questioned.

Phylis Ngirita, a member of the family melted the heart of Kenyans when she sobbed outside the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, February 24, explaining how the froze accounts have made their life unbearable.


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