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NYS scandal: ‘Air seller’ slays with red lipstick in court

Even in the embarrassing glare of media cameras, Ms Ann Wambere Wanjiku Ngirita, the prominent face in the multi-billion shilling NYS scandal, still values her posh looks.

On the dock on Tuesday, where she spent eight long hours alongside other suspects, the light-skinned beauty still created time to refresh her lipstick.

The moment, interpreted variously on social media, was captured by a Reuters photographer.

Ms Ann was reportedly paid  Sh59 million for supplying nothing to the NYS.

She was arrested on Monday together with three members of her family at their home in Lake View Estate in Naivasha and transferred to Nairobi.

During the arrest, police confiscated the family’s three vehicles, including a Toyota Land Cruiser V8,

Ms Ann’s love for fashion and fine things has been on display in the media.

And even on the dock, where she spent long hours waiting for charges to be read out, she whipped out her lipstick from a handbag, hid her face from the magistrate and proceeded to smear her lips.

The act, perhaps, a sign of confidence, or a sign of defiance or just the normal of life of a millionaire sparked mixed reactions on social media.