Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has 14 days to return the Sh12 million he was allegedly “overpaid” by the NYS or face court battle and mass protests, the National Youth Council has said. Chairman Dishon Atemo said the council will mobilise the youth countrywide to have those who looted from Kazi Kwa Vijana and Youth Fund apprehended and made to return the loot.
In June, Ngunyi said he will refund any excess monies paid to a consulting firm associated with him for “further advisory services on implementation of the NYS vision”.
Consulting House is one of the companies said to have benefited from deals worth Sh2 billion at the National Youth Service, inclusive of the Sh791 million that was illegally paid out to suppliers facing charges in court.
“It is heartbreaking to see some of the individuals who were caught red-handed are still roaming free and even issuing conditions on how they can return monies allegedly stolen from the youth of Kenya, ” Atemo told the media at Chester house on Sunday. The council further said that some individuals have grabbed land belong to NYS and asked the land commission to investigate and repossess the parcels to the youth for their projects. Atemo also lamented ‘constant’ sidelining of youth in key decision organs, citing the select committee on IEBC reforms saying the body did not propose youth representation in the panel to nominate new IEBC Commissioners. “The council will soon carry out an audit and youth representation in boards both nationally and at county governments, ” he said. “Youth constitutes majority of Kenyan voters and must be given proper representation in reforming the electoral body and it’s processes,” he said. He said corrupt cartels in the National and county governments have frustrated and denied the youth 30 per cent tenders as ordered by the president.