Jubilee Party has rejected National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspect Anne Ngirita hours after announcing her entry into politics through the party.
Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday, February 15, Ngirita announced plans to contest for the Nakuru Woman Rep seat under the Jubilee party.
However, the ruling party has rejected aspiring politicians demanding clearance from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
The party also demanded clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Speaking to the press, Ngirita also explained why he ditched United Democratic Alliance (UDA) for Jubilee noting that her move was influenced by ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“Nilikua katika chama cha UDA lakini nilitoka mwenyewe kwa sababu baba aliongea akasema mrudi nyumbani na nikaona nilipotea kwa sababu ilikua out of peer pressure,” Ngirita told the press.
The Ngirita family was shot in the limelight during the NYS II scandal that made headlines for months.
Assets Recovery Authority through State Counsel Peter Ngumi argued that Ngirita and her family members colluded with top NYS officials to steal KSh 465 million.
The three family members are Phylis Njeri Ngirita, Lucy Ngirita and Jeremiah Gichina Ngirita.
According to the agency, Lucy and Jeremiah received over KSh 133 million from NYS while Phylis received a total of KSh 57,220,114 through her company Waluco Investments.
On the other hand, Lucy got KSh 317 million through her companies Kunjiwa Enterprises and Ngiwaco Enterprises while Jeremiah through Jerrycarthy Enterprises received KSh 87,931,482.
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