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Phyllis Njeri Ngirita, one of the suspects in the multimillion National Youth Service (NYS) scandal has for the second time broken down outside court and accused the prosecution of unfair treatment. 

Ngirita, who spoke outside Milimani Law Courts where she was accompanied by her lawyer, painfully narrated how life had become unbearable for her family after her bank accounts were frozen in December 2018. 

Ngirita claims that despite the NYS case having dozens of suspects, it is only her family that is being persecuted. 

The suspect said the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was exercising double standards in the case with the view of oppressing her family adding that she now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in her plight. 

“We the Ngiritas have been persecuted for about two years now. We have been sacrificed at the expense of the people who could be the real culprits. Where are other people who were mentioned in the NYS scandals? It has always been us. Where are the nine billion they claim we stole? I beg the President to request the list of NYS scam suspects. There were very many people who were in it yet it is just Ngirita’s who are always on the chopping board.” Ngirita said as she unsuccessfully wrestled tears. 

She broke into tears after learning the DCI opposed her application to be allowed to access her KCB bank account. Ngirita had requested the anti-graft court to allow her to access her bank account and withdraw KSh 800,000 for her child’s school fees. The request, she said, has not been honored despite the funds therein being a loan that was extended to her. She claimed that unpaid dues of over KSh 3.4 million at Pembroke House School in Gilgil, have seen her son sent out of school and now risks becoming a street urchin. 


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