Court seizes assets of the Ngirita family

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Three members of one family have been ordered to forfeit to the State property worth millions of shillings they acquired using public funds stolen from the National Youth Service.

Phylis Njeri Ngirita, Lucy Wambui Ngirita and Jeremiah Gichina Ngirita’s get-rich-quick strategy through defrauding the public has been brought to a halt by Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi, who ruled that those who profit from proceeds of crime should not be allowed to enjoy the benefits.

Just a few months ago, the three were riding in riches,driving expensive cars and their children were in expensive schools this is what they are now being denied as the anti-corruption wave bears down on their lavish lifestyles acquired through the looting of NYS.

The properties they have been ordered to forfeit to the State include a vehicle, two-acre land in Trans Nzoia, half acre in Naivasha, a quarter acre in Nakuru East, a quarter acre in Njoro and another piece of land in Naivasha, all valued at approximately Sh100 million.

Phylis was also ordered to surrender Sh 800,000 in her account to Opportunity International Wedco Ltd to recover a loan she had taken to purchase a vehicle.Even Justice Ngugi wondered how a single family could become extremely rich within a short time unless they were engaged in corrupt and criminal activities.

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