Former Nation FM and Kiss 100 presenter Angela Angwenyi has lost her house at Jacaranda Gardens estate in Nairobi to auctioneers after she ran into financial difficulties.
Angwenyi ran into financial problems after she was linked with the National Youth Service scandal where her firm, Out of the Box Solutions Limited, won a KSh302 million consultancy contract to publicise tenders for women and the youth.
“Our subject property is part of Jacaranda estate along Kamiti Road just after the Northern bypass,” read an auctioneer’s notice on a local newspaper.
Last year, the government froze her bank account as part of efforts to seize assets believed to have been acquired through monies looted from NYS.
This is after her company won the tender to conduct sensitization campaigns targeting women, youth and persons with disabilities, under the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPRO) program.
In 2015, she appeared before parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), to explain how she convinced the Ministry of Devolution and National Planning to win the tender.
The Auditor-General Edward Ouko, in a special audit report on the accounts of the NYS, questioned the hefty payments to Angwenyi’s firm which was among other private companies that did business with the service.
Consequently, PAC stopped payments to the firm owned by Ms Angwenyi and Antony Lungaho after they had been paid Sh90.7 million.
Among other high-profile individuals whose bank accounts were frozen and assets seized is former Youth Affairs and Gender principal secretary Lillian Omollo.
Her seven bank accounts with Sh20.6 million, along with her children accounts which had Sh12.5 million, were frozen.