Why Kenyans Are Now Defending Ann Wambere Wanjiku Over NYS Scandal

  • A section of Kenyans has taken to social media in defense of Anne Wambere Wanjiku Ngirita, the woman who received Ksh60 million in the Ksh9 Billion NYS scandal.

    Wanjiku disclosed how she had been awarded a Local Purchase Order (LPO) worth Ksh60 million at the NYS Gilgil offices.

    In a shocking revelation, the woman stated: "I don’t know what I supplied but I was shown the vouchers at the DCI. I'm not aware of the procurement process as I have never been involved in any."

    [caption caption="Uhuru Kenyatta with NYS bosses"][/caption]

    Even as her name made the headlines and her face splashed on the front pages of national newspapers, Wanjiku went on to intimate: "I do not own anything. No vehicle, no land or money invested in a sacco or any company."

    Despite the fury following the second NYS scandal, some Kenyans felt that she was being used as a scapegoat as was the case of the infamous Josephine Kabura.

    Our media is also not serious. Please give us the big names and plaster their faces on the front pages like you've done to this one. It's a start but you can do better. This slay queen definitely didn't even smell a huge chunk of what was deposited into her account #NYSscandal pic.twitter.com/dLwbVMVZ2l

    — Red Dahlia (@amarieadhis) May 24, 2018

    What an unfortunate headline. It isn't fair at all. Where are the photos of the head of procurement, the head of finance, the CEO and head of internal audit? Those are the real culprits. pic.twitter.com/KRFeWpJ8kp

    — The Baron (@BaronGreen_Back) May 24, 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS @dailynation: You name and publish the photo of the lady who went to NYS procurement to be allowed to supply air but you FAIL to name the NYS procurement officer and the bank through which the 60M was laundered #NYSscandal

    — #OneNation (@EAukot) May 24, 2018

    NYS money definitely has a type. pic.twitter.com/fJIxHqbohK

    — Agent Aminu. (@NI_Mensah) May 24, 2018

    — Sandrah (@Sandrahnk) May 24, 2018

    — Nyabo (@Nyabo5) May 24, 2018

    — Hezbon Mureithi (@HezMureithi) May 24, 2018

    Others expressed concern that the naming of Wanjiku was being used as a distractor after the damning revelations on the scamdal.

    Exactly all these are side shows, memes to distract from real perpetrators

    — Classic Man (@Collokeyo) May 24, 2018

    These floods in Kenya are sweeping away wrong people. The busting dams are taking away innocent lives. pic.twitter.com/Ig5bHfYCB9

    — Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) May 24, 2018

    — Kaboch (@Kaboch2) May 24, 2018

    Hell NO!!! They can't expose the Procurement Officer(s) nor the Bank(s)! They will LOSE BUSINESS bana...

    — N Ɨ G H T Ҝ Ɨ N G (@still_drush) May 24, 2018

    — Jeff koyiet (@jeffkoyiet) May 24, 2018

    — Byron Jezüs (@byron_jez) May 24, 2018

    — PR-esident (@OkoechL) May 24, 2018

    Following the revelation, Kenyans came out venting their frustrations with the galloping corruption in the country and offering ingenious solutions to the menace. 

    Wah! Being a Kenyan is a painful experience. That the govt cannot build a 600m access road to my estate but then i see this! We need to go to the streets to protest. Any street match about corruption i will participate. @thekhrc @johngithongo

    — Irungu Macharia (@ENGnaftali) May 24, 2018

    Something seriously wrong with Kenya. And this will also go catwalking freely

    — FreddytheLunatic (@Fayiro) May 24, 2018

    When you steal taxpayers money that would for example be used to ensure mothers deliver safely or immunize babies,you are the cause of death of thousands. Corruption should be made a capital offence in Kenya. Stepping aside and other jokes need to end. pic.twitter.com/MNaKoZUc8O

    — Kenyan Facts (@KResearcher) May 23, 2018

    #NYSscandal Lakini watu huyapyap hapa Twitter, when unaenda kwa ballot box unachoose mtu mwenye alikuibia last time. Wacheni watu waibe mpaka Ile siku mtaanza kubeba pesa na gunia kubuy chumvi

    — I am The Onudi (@OnudiJr) May 24, 2018

    #UsitoeKakitu #NYSscandal #NYSSCam A crowd of youths,FEARLESS & ANGRY enough about the current state of affairs in our institutions, one like that which appeared in Uhuru park to swear Mr Odinga in, administered by @MigunaMiguna , is what we need to FIX corruption one for all.

    — Kenyan Experience (@KenyanExperien2) May 24, 2018

    It is difficult to find temperate words to apply to the theft happening in NYS. The situation can only be described as pathetic. It shocks the public conscience that despite huge sums of money being siphoned from the institution, no one has been brought to book. #NYSscandal

    — kipkoech mitei Rober (@MiteiRober) May 24, 2018

    You Wake up #NYSscandal Trending, You walk around because you are Jobless kidogo kidogo #SwitchoffKPLC is following closely, you decide to switch from 3G to 4G so that you can follow up the story BOOM!! The Police just shot a Woman in City park in Cold blood. Nimechoka aki.

    — BRAVIN (@ItsBravin) May 24, 2018

    Spending 2k a day; 60million will last you 82 years #NYSscandal .... that's how much someone got paid for supplying wind!

    — Abou Oscar (@Tershmmoja) May 24, 2018

    You are very right. To call it a scandal is to limit people's perception of the mess we are in. NYS, KPA, NCPB etc. This is organized crime.

    — Hitler @ Law (@AsadRimsy) May 24, 2018