Former Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chairman Philip Kinisu received Sh2.9 million from the National Youth Service (NYS) as early as June when he was still chair of the anti-graft team.

The funds were paid to Esaki Ltd, which is associated with Mr Kinisu, EACC chief executive Halakhe Waqo told a parliamentary committee on Thursday.

Mr Waqo was appearing before the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee to answer queries on the NYS scandal.

He said Kinisu company received a total of Sh54 million.

Mr Kinisu opted to resign from the EACC rather than face a tribunal. Investigations into the issue have been taken up by a multi-agency team.