VIDEO: Ngirita cries again in court, says son turning into ‘chokora’

By Sheila Mutua On Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 15:11 | 2 mins read
Ngirita Njeri
Phyllis Njeri Ngirita at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, February 24, 2020. PHOTO | SCREENGRAB

For the second time in a month, Phyllis Njeri Ngirita, has broken down at the Milimani Law Courts where she went to plead with the court to access her bank accounts.

Njeri has been seeking to access her bank accounts to pay school fees for her son at Pembroke House School in Gilgil.

“I want the President to know that we are being persecuted. My family has been through a lot. Even if I am a suspect, we have been persecuted for two years. I used to work and all my money is stuck at NYS….I’d rather die or been thrown in jail than go through this,” a weeping Njeri said outside the Nariobi court.

The emotional Njeri, who was accompanied by her lawyer, said that her Class Seven son has been out of school and is no longer able to speak German, instead, he speaks Swahili and Kikuyu languages, as such she fears he is turning into a chokora [street urchin].

“I have a child who is out of school and I have pending bills and they have refused to allow me to access the accounts. The Ngiritas are being used a sacrifice. I want them show us the list of the other suspects. Where are they. They claim that we stole billions. There were too many people in that list and the Ngiritas are being used as a sacrifice,” said a tearful Njeri.

Njeri said that their cars that were seized were bought on hire purchase and accused investigators of exaggerating the extent of their wealth.

She accused investigators and prosecutors of leaving out a key person in the theft of the taxpayers money at the National Youth Service.

On January 23, Njeri broke down at Milimani Law Courts after a magistrate pushed forward a ruling on her application to be allowed to withdraw Sh800,000 from her frozen bank account.

Njeri’s lawyer had told the court the money was to pay school fees for her son at Pembroke House School in Gilgil, which had run into arrears amounting Sh3.4 million.

She co-owns Njewanga Enterprises with her mother Lucy Wambui and brother Jeremiah Gichini. The trio are facing charges relating to the loss of Sh468 million at the NYS and they were the first casualty of the ARA which cam was created in 2015.

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