Deputy President William Ruto’s personal assistant Farouk Kibet admitted that he received KSh1.5 million from Josephine Kabura, the chief suspect in the NYS scam.
Kibet told the Public Accounts Committee in a written submission that he received the money from Kabura, which he assumed came from Ben Gethi.
The deputy president’s aide distanced himself from Kabura whose name appears as the depositor, claiming he had requested Gethi for a loan of KSh 2 million to assist a patient going for treatment in India.
“I thought that Ben Gethi had deposited to my account because he was the one I had requested money from,” he said quoted by the Nation.
Kibet reportedly received KSh 500,000 on January 17 from Kabura and KSh 1 million on March 20, a deposit he only noticed when he went to withdraw money.
“I did not know whether he is the one who sent her to deposit that amount,”he said.
Kibet claims he only learnt that Kabura had deposited the money when he was summoned to record a statement with the police.
The written submission contradicts his earlier statements that he only received money from Gethi and not from the chief suspect Josephine Kabura.
Deputy president William Ruto criticised former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Waiguru for linking his allies into the NYS scandal instead of taking responsibility.
Waiguru showed proof linking Farouk Kibet and Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen to the NYS scam.
Watch DP Ruto’s remarks to Waiguru following her revelation
DP William Ruto and Former CS Waiguru trade insults over NYS Scandal. In what is widely seen as a dramatic shift from his stance on corruption, Deputy President, William Ruto was sustaining a ferocious onslaught against former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru, whom he now directly accuses of presiding over what he terms ‘theft’ at the National Youth Service.