Court issues warrant of arrest against NYS scandal suspect Ngirita

Court issues warrant of arrest against NYS suspect Ngirita

The court has issued a warrant of arrest against the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspect Phyllis Ngirita for failing to appear in court for the hearing other Ksh.20 million tax evasion cases.

It is the second time an arrest warrant is being issued against Ngirita who is facing four counts of failure to submit a tax return and failure to pay tax.

“I hereby issue a warrant of arrest against the accused and summons to the investigating officer and the accused to appear in court,” ordered Milimani Senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi

She is being accused of failing to pay taxes amounting to Ksh.20 million between December 2016 and December 27.

In February 2020, Ngirita broke down outside Milimani Law Courts noting that her son could no longer converse in German, adding that he was slowly deteriorating into a chokoraa.

She further claimed that all this stemmed from the fact that the boy could no longer attend Pembroke School due to an outstanding Ksh.3.4 million debt.

“The young boy is no longer in school and slowly by slowly edging towards turning into a chokoraa. He can no longer speak German, he now only speaks Kiswahili, Kikuyu, and English,” she explained.

She pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta to step in and help her family, which she felt was made to bear the heaviest brunt of the NYS corruption scandal.

“I want the President to know that we are being persecuted. My family has been through a lot. Even if I am a suspect, we have been persecuted for two years. I used to work and all my money is stuck at NYS. I’d rather die or been thrown in jail than go through this

“The individuals who made up the list of the NYS scandal suspects could fill an entire SGR train. Where are they now? My family has been sacrificed to cover all these individuals.”  

Ngirita and others, including former Public Service Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo, were released in June 2018 on Ksh.5 million bonds with a surety of Ksh.2 million.

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