The National Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is split right down the middle over the ongoing National Youth Service (NYS) scam probe with members alleging external interference to scuttle the investigations.
While appearing on NTV on Tuesday night, Suba legislator John Mbadi and a member of the committee alleged forces around the presidency are hell-bent to frustrate the investigations.
He said members of the committee chaired by Rarieda Member of Parliament Nicholas Gumbo wants both Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Deputy President Ruto’s aide Farouk Kibet to appear before the committee.
However, the vocal MP claimed Jubilee MPs who are members had been directed to ensure Senator Murkomen and Farouk Kibet do not appear before the committee for questioning.
“The committee may not get to the bottom of this matter. Those seeking (to frustrate the probe) are from the office of presidency but it may not be the President himself,” he said.
Mbadi defended his Tsuna East counterpart Junet Mohamed over reports he was a beneficiary in the multi-billion scandal.
Two companies linked to Junet pocketed Sh129 million from the National Youth Service for dubious supply of goods. According to the Registrar of Companies, Junet holds 50 shares in Zeigham Enterprises with his P O Box number shown as 135, Suna, Migori.
Zeigham, which was registered in July 2012, was paid Sh10,230,000 for the supply of 18 machine belts, a total of Sh6,660,000 for the supply of 12 submersible pumps and Sh5,500,000 for the supply of 10 centrifugal clutches, cut section MT-27.