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Waiguru says NYS Sh791m loot has been recovered

Money lost in the National Youth Service (NYS), amounting to Sh 791 million has been recovered by the Asset Recovery Agency.

This is according to former Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning Anne Waiguru, who made the claims on Wednesday during an interview on Citizen TV.

Ms Waiguru said the agency traced the monies to bank accounts of individuals and recovered it.

“Let’s start talking about the Sh791 million lost in the NYS scandal. Are you aware that that money has been recovered. But every time they try to say it, they are being blocked by some people who tell them not to say it, since it is a convenient lie.”

She added: “It is a very convenient lie for the opposition, because if it is said that it has been recovered and these are the people. Then this will mean that this will be the first time in history when money stolen from the government has been recovered.”

Ms Waiguru went on to declare herself innocent and a scapegoat used by other people. Waiguru is contesting the Kirinyaga County gubernatorial seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.