Kenyans took to the social media to express their anger over the new Sh9 billion scam at the National Youth Service (NYS).
This was after a shocking revelation by Daily Nation that a supplier identified as Ann Wambere Wanjiku Ngirita was paid Sh59 million after supplying 'air' to the youth agency.
“I have never tendered for any supply at NYS. I don’t know how to tender. I walked into NYS offices and I was given a Local Purchase Order worth Sh59 million. I don’t know where the items were sourced neither what was supplied to NYS,” the 30-year-old reportedly told detectives during questioning at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Using the hashtag #NYSScandal, Kenyans took to Twitter to express their anger over the looting spree that also involved paying of millions of shillings to nonexistent companies and exaggerated prices for goods supplied.
@ItsPetero said: "I run up & down in this city to make ends meet in the most legit n clean way but someone somewhere received illegit & dirty 60m for doing nothing. Its evident Crime is the new career. Ni Sheria kuvunja Sheria."
@Ahmedkadar1 tweeted:"How come we are discussing KABURA SEASON II and no one cares to know what happened to Kabura & Co. in SEASON I? Use your heads!"
@Judiekaberia tweeted: "We pay taxes even with our little earnings but thieves get KES60 million for doing nothing and that KES60 million is from our taxes but poor us we accept this year in year out! Our health sector stinks, we use dilapidated roads, no drainage system etc, kwani hatuchoki."
@JKNjenga said: 'KENYA’S WASTED YEARS
1963 - 1978, 1978 - 2002, 2003 - 2012, 2013 - 2022 TOTAL: 59 Years. And we are now getting ready to waste 2022 to 2032."
@dkwere noted: "I sense the mood around this #NYSscandal is different. Kenyans are (finally) very angry and the rage grows as more details trickle out. We can’t celebrate theives when it is next to impossible to earn an honest living in this country. The centre will not hold."
@mwalimu_dida noted:"#NYSscandal Why can't the youths STAND UP against this? I have seen you coming out in thousands to demonstrate for lesser cause. Now the money meant for you is being stolen and all you can do is tweet? You've got this millennials, you have the ability to stop this!"
@carolmwaliwa noted: "Kenyans!! It is now or never!! the cloth of tribalism must be removed! the dress of cowardice must be removed! we walk naked against corruption! we say NEVER AGAIN!! we need our 9B back!"
@VictorMochere said: "The president goes to France and borrows Ksh 2B, goes to Germany and borrows Ksh 3B, goes to China and borrows Ksh 2B, goes to the US and borrows Ksh 2B. Then one thief at NYS steals all the Ksh 9B in one sitting and the president remains quiet! Who bewitched us?"
@Johnstunnaz said: "Its not a matter of tribalism anymore . Corruption will have a far greater divisive effect in Kenya than anything else .I feel sickened when I just think about it . @UKenyatta please do something about this."