NYS II scandal suspect Anne Ngirita has ditched Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party for Jubilee party ahead of the August 9 General Elections.
Ngirita joined Jubilee on Tuesday morning, February 15 following a brief meeting at the party headquarters in Nakuru county.
She will be contesting for the Nakuru county Woman Representative seat in the upcoming polls.
Speaking to the press, Ngirita explained that her move to Jubilee was influenced by ODM leader Raila Odinga who urged those who had defected from Azimio La Umoja to return.
“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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