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MPs turn to Bible verses to soften heart of stubborn NYS scandal suspect – VIDEO

Members of a parliamentary committee investigating the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal resorted to the Bible after the chief suspect Josephine Kabura frustrated their efforts to unravel the massive theft.

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Nicholas Gumbo together with other MPs  spent the better part of Tuesday’s morning session in a frustrating search of details from Ms Kabura who was cagey with information.

Eventually at 1:30pm, when the committee was about to adjourn for lunch, Tongareni MP Eseli Simiyu requested to be allowed to read a quote from the good book.

“Before we break can I just read a bible verse. Matthew 6:19 Do not store up riches up here for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. Instead store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rusts cannot destroy and robbers cannot come and steal, for your heart will always be where your riches are.”

This prompted Bomachoge Borabu MP Joel Onyancha to also pull out his pocket Bible and read out a quote on the importance of truth.

“Let me say this to the witness. Proverbs 19:9 says a false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that utters lies shall perish. So, if you come in the afternoon please say what you know,” Mr Onyancha told Ms Kabura amid giggles from those in attendance.

Ms Kaburu has proved to be a tough witness for the committee, putting up a strong wall to the barrage of questions directed at her.

She became a person of interest in the NYS scandal after it was revealed that she was behind a number of companies that received millions from NYS.