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Millionaire hairdresser grilled over Sh791 NYS loot

Ms Josephine Kabura Irungu is currently being questioned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives over the Sh791 million National Youth Service scandal.

Ms Irungu is being grilled at the EACC headquarters over an affidavit she filed in court incriminating former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru and other senior officials.

She arrived at Integrity Centre shortly after 10am accompanied by her lawyer, Mr Dennis Mosota.

Ms Irungu skipped a date with the EACC last Wednesday, with her lawyer saying she was unwell.

Josephine Kabura (centre) with her legal team arrive at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission's offices at Integrity Centre on February 23, 2016. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL
Josephine Kabura (centre) with her legal team arrive at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission’s offices at Integrity Centre on February 23, 2016. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

In her explosive affidavit, Ms Irungu accuses Ms Waiguru of masterminding the alleged Sh791 million theft.

She claims the former CS received a share of the money in question and played a key role in devising devious schemes to divert public attention and mislead investigative agencies from getting to the bottom of the scandal.

EACC spokesman Kairichi Marimba said the agency would reveal the next person to be grilled after Ms Irungu.