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Mbadi denies transacting with NYS

NAIROBI, KENYA: Suba Member of Parliament on Friday denied links to the National Youth Service mega scandal.

This is after Jubilee Majority Leader Adan Duale claimed that a company associated with Mbadi undertook business deals with the now discredit National Youth Service.

“I wish to assure Kenyans that I have never done any business with the NYS personally or through my companies,” he said in a statement.

“Of the two companies Mr. Duale mentioned, I only have association with Takawiri Limited. But the company went dormant in 2011, way before the current saga of NYS that began in earnest in 2013 or thereabouts,” added Mbadi.

He went on to say that even before Takawiri Limited went dormant, it never engaged in any business deals with the Government.

According to Mbadi, the claims by Majority Leader are part of the failing struggle by associates of Deputy President William Ruto to deflect attention from the cloud of corruption and fraud engulfing the DP’s office through his aides and close associates.

“They are part of the attempts to silence those members of the PAC that are daring to delve deep into the NYS scandal in a bid to get to the bottom of the massive loss of public money.”

Intrigues surrounding the Sh791 million National Youth Service (NYS) scandal now threaten to engulf Parliament amid bitter exchanges between members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that is investigating the scandal. The oversight committee chairman Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda) Thursday sought sanctions against fellow member John Mbadi (Suba) for implying that the committee has been compromised.

Mbadi has publicly denounced the committee investigations and asserted that powerful forces within and outside Parliament are working overtime to compromise investigations into the scandal.

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