NYS suspect Josephine Kabura appeared before the Public Accounts Committee PAC on Tuesday as investigations into the Sh791 National Youth Service loot continue.
Registered 20 Companies
An insolent Kabura said she owns 20 companies but had only registered five of them by the time she started working with the NYS.
She told the PAC she registered the rest while at the NYS for tendering and that she registered so many companies to increase my chances of getting business from the government and many other companies.
She obtained the contracts she was awarded by the NYS through LPOs.
Kabura said she was the owner of all the 20 establishments and solely did all their management work.
A special audit revealed in June that Kenyans lost more than Sh1.8 billion in the NYS scam.
Auditor General’s report lists Kabura as the biggest beneficiary of NYS scam where she received Sh1.299 billion on account of 11 businesses.
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The defiant Kabura said she learnt of NYS through a general contact at the procurement department.
She said that to the NYS she supplied road construction materials and equipment including vectors used in engineering.
Kabura affirmed her February’s affidavit that former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru helped her win contracts at the NYS.
She stated on Tuesday that she knows Anne Waiguru after meeting her in April 2012 and it is the former Devolution CS who introduced her to NYS.
Among the companies listed are Form Homes Builders, Reinforced Concrete Technologies, Roof and All Trading and Smart Board.
She also confessed that she gave suspended KCB driver John Kago, Sh 60 million in cash without security.
Kago was mentioned in the Sh791 million NYS scandal after Sh 346 million was wired to his accounts.
However, Waiguru has since dismissed Kaburia as a crazy woman whom she had never met and came to know about only after the scandal broke.
Kabura have been accused alongside businessman Ben Gethi. The two allegedly transacted NYS loot through an account run by Ogolla and Company Advocates.
The businesswoman last week on Tuesday failed to turn up at PAC sessions as expected to shed light on transactions involving companies associated with her.