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Senators Shocked Over 2.8 Billion Paid to Ghost Workers

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Nyamira County is on spot over Ksh2.8 billion allegedly paid to ghost workers.

According to the Auditor-General, Nyamira lost close to Ksh2.8 billion through illegal recruitment and promotions.

The Auditor-General noted that the employees were recruited without due process.

Governor Amos Nyaribo was asked to explain the hiring of 736 employees while appearing before the Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee.

Senators led by chairman Senator Achilo Ayako called out Governor Nyaribo over the mess in the county and asked for accountability.

“These are human beings that should be available physically. This is a mess that occurred more than two years ago but the County Government lacks basic documents to support an irregularity that was committed,” the committee noted.

Bomet Senator Benjamin Langat noted that the County Government lacked authentic documentation that was needed.

“We want to pin the mess on the actual sinners. Who employed these people? Who mooted the idea to create the vacancies? If they were fired, where are the sacking letters? If they still exist, where do they work?”

Nyamira Senator Okongo Mogeni termed the saga as a conspiracy adding that their names ought to be provided in order for them to face the law.

“These people must appear in Court one by one and be charged. They must provide their employment letters to prove that indeed they exist. This is a conspiracy that must be investigated. Somebody must have blocked the court process to have Nyamira residents save billions of money paid to ghost workers,” he said.

“There is no ruling over the case as it is being said here. What is filed is just a consent to end the case and reinstate the workers.”

Nyamira County Public Service Board Chairman Dr. Peter Kereri failed to provide names of the employed staff. He also could he establish the number of the people who were employed at the time.

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Arrest warrant issued against NYS scandal suspect

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Editor Review;Ngirita is facing four counts of failing to pay taxes.

The businesswoman is accused of failing to pay taxes amounting to the aforementioned amount between December 2016 and December 27.

This is the second time an arrest warrant is being issued against Ngirita who is facing four counts of failure to submit a tax return and failure to pay tax.

She further claimed that all this stemmed from the fact that the boy could no longer attend Pembroke School due to an outstanding KSh 3.4 million debt. 

She went on to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta to step in and help her family out, which she felt was made to bear the heaviest brunt of the NYS corruption scandal.

“I want the President to know that we are being persecuted. My family has been through a lot. Even if I am a suspect, we have been persecuted for two years.

 I used to work and all my money is stuck at NYS. I’d rather die or be thrown in jail than go through this

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Radio Jambo presenter pleads for Ksh 4.3m financial help

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The veteran sports presenter at the Radio Africa-based station is seeking to raise funds to facilitate a kidney transplant in Turkey.

According to a notice shared on social media, Kuria’s family is on a financial drive to raise Ksh4.3 million.

According to Toldo’s colleague, Fred Arocho, the radio presenter has been unwell for some time and needs specialized treatment. 

“My brother and colleague at Radio Jambo, Toldo Kuria (Mzee Toldo), has been unwell for some time,” Arocho confirmed.

“Mzee Toldo, our son, father, brother, and friend was recently diagnosed with kidney failure and requires an urgent kidney transplant.

This will be undertaken in Turkey and the total cost of the operation is Ksh4.3 million. 

“My good friend and football commentator Toldo Kuria is unwell and in dire need of your prayers and financial support. Any amount will be appreciated,” Radull wrote.

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The Nakuru magistrates court has granted Meru Senator Mithika Linturi a sh 2million cash bail or sh5 million conditional bond over alleged incitement remarks at a rally this past weekend.

Linturi is expected to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu County weekly.

The High Court in Nakuru has also ordered the Meru Senator not to contact or intimidate any witnesses in the case either by proxy or personally.

“His free speech rights are limited that he should not make any comments on the case under investigation,” Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti ruled Tuesday.

Linturi is facing charges of alleged incitement remarks he made during Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret on Saturday.

He was arrested on Sunday morning in Eldoret and driven to Nakuru before being taken to the DCI offices in Nairobi.

He was later returned to Kaptembwo Police Station where he spent the night.

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