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
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“Sai nitatoka hapa na huyu mtoto twende nyumbani na
matatu… gari yangu inaozea police station na nilinunua na malipo ya pole pole,” she
Ngirita wondered why she was the sacrificial lamb in the
scandal saying the rest of the suspects are going about their businesses as
“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.