The first NYS graft scandal unfolded in 2015 and a number of high profile state officials, including the then Devolution Cabinet Secretary, who is the now the Governor of Kirinyaga County , Anne Waiguru, were implicated. In this scandal, KSh 791 million was reported to had gone missing from the youth empowerment progremme.
Josephine Kabura was also mentioned adversely in the 2015 NYS scam. The suspects were many, but none was convicted. Courts cited lack of evidence as the reason why the suspects could not be jailed.