A Kenyan fashion designer reportedly returned Sh15 million deposited to her bank account from the National Youth Service (NYS) despite having not supplied anything to the youth agency.
Ms Monica Kanari, who owns faahion firm, Occasions and Days Ltd, said she was shocked after discovering that the millions had been wired into her account on December 20th 2016. After following up with the bank, she discovered the cash had been transfered to her account from NYS’s Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) account.
She immediately wrote to the Youth Affairs Principal Secretary (PS) Lilian Omollo on December 23rd, 2016 informing her of the wrong transaction and asked for a reversal.
“I refer to the attached payment confirmation Ref FT1635557CKV and hereby confirm it has been sent to us erroneously.”
“Kindly note that I have given my bank instructions for the monies to be returned to account 1000303301. I will forward the confirmation slip once I receive it,” the designer said in an email addressed to the PS.
Speaking to the Standard, Ms Kanari asserted: “I was surprised to get money in my account, a whole Ksh15 million and when I asked my bank, they told me it had been sent from Central Bank.
“On further inquiry, I discovered it had been sent from the NYS and I felt the good thing is to ask the bank to re-wire the money back to where it came from. I even wrote to the PS about this,” she affirmed while addressing the ongoing NYS scandal.
The NIC bank reversed the money back to CBK through transmission reference number FT163585J4QTW.
“As I promised, find attached a copy of the confirmation of the swift transfer. This is to confirm that the monies sent to us erroneously of Ksh15,306,689.00 have been returned to the Central Bank account number 1000303301 on December 23, 2016.” She said in another email to the PS after the transaction was reversed.
However, last week, her company was listed among firms that received part of the Sh9 billion looted from NYS in the latest scam.
Like Kanari, another lady identified as Ann Wambere Wanjiku Ngiriti,30, reportedly admitted to receiving Sh59 million from NYS after supplying nothing.