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Mutahi Ngunyi to be sued for Sh7.5m graft remark in NYS scandal probe

The chairman of a parliamentary watchdog committee on Tuesday said he will sue political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi for allegedly linking it to a Sh7.5 million bribery claim.

This followed investigations by the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee into the theft of Sh791 million at the National Youth Service.

Mr Ngunyi had appeared before the committee over claims that his firm – The Consulting House – received more than Sh100 million from two contracts awarded to it in fraudulent transactions.

“I am going to sue him for defaming me,” said committee chairman Nicholas Gumbo.

Last week, Mr Ngunyi said the committee had demanded Sh7.5 million from him which, he said, he refused to pay. He claimed the committee was keen on charging him with perjury for refusing to part with the amount.

Committee member Timothy Bosire termed Mr Ngunyi’s allegation “extremely outrageous”.

“If Ngunyi was honest on this grave matter, he would have made a report to detectives for investigations and action on such an individual or the entire PAC as he claimed,” he said.