Phyllis Ngirita, a suspect in the NYS scandal, on Monday cried out to President Uhuru Kenyatta saying she was being treated unfairly.
Speaking outside the courtroom, Ngirita said that ever since her accounts were frozen, her son has been forced to drop out of school and is no longer fluent in German.
She added that the boy, who is in Class Seven, is slowly becoming a chokoraa (street kid) and now speaks in Kikuyu and Kiswahili and ‘some bits’ of English.
“Miaka mbili tumeteseka. Mtoto aliacha shule, anaelekea kuwa chokora… Wamekataa kabisa kufungua hiyo account. So mtoto ata hawezi ongea Kijerumani, anaongea Kikuyu na Kiswahili ama Kizungu,” she remarked.
Ngirita added that she is now forced to use public means of transport (matatus) yet her vehicles are gathering dust at the Naivasha Police Station.
“Sai nitatoka hapa na huyu mtoto twende nyumbani na matatu… gari yangu inaozea police station na nilinunua na malipo ya pole pole,” she said.
Ngirita wondered why she was the sacrificial lamb in the scandal saying the rest of the suspects are going about their businesses as usual.
“The President should ask for the list of suspects since they were so many…only the Ngirita’s are suffering.
“I used to hustle and make my own money. Now I cannot even fly out of the country since they have confiscated my passport.
“Wanasema nyumba zote za Naivasha ni zetu. Wameexaggerate hii kesi. Kwani hatukukuwa na mali yetu? Kunafaa kuwa na koti ya maskini na tajiri,” she lamented.
Ngirita had filed an application seeking access to her account at KCB to pay school fees for her son but her application was opposed by Chief Inspector Paul Waweru who argued that she did not give compelling reasons for the order to be lifted.