– The latest development comes after the arrest of Richard Ndubai and PS Omollo
– The two were arraigned in court alongside other suspects linked the NYS scandal
– The charges leveled against them included, conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption
– Other charges are willful failure to comply with applicable procedures on guidelines relating to the management of public funds
– DCI boss George Kinoti has vowed to pursue and apprehend the 15 suspects still at large
With the deadline set by the Judiciary for National Youth Service (NYS) suspects to surrender themselves to the police nears expiry, 12 of the suspects have surrendered to the police.
The 12 are part of a group of 54 individuals being sought after by the police over the KSh 9 billion NYS scandals.
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According to a report by Citizen TV, their arrest was confirmed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) boss George Kinoti.
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“We have formed a special unit to track and arrest all the suspects named in the scandal and we are urge them to surrender because we will find and arrest them wherever they are,” said Kinoti.
He warned the other 15 who are still at large that their days were numbered.
The twelve surrendered days after Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai were charged but pleaded not guilty to several charges.
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The charges leveled against them included, conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption, willful failure to comply with applicable procedures on guidelines relating to the management of public funds and breach of trust by a person employed in the public service.
They were put in remand until Tuesday, June 5, when the court will decide whether to release them on bail or not, pending trial.
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The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji however opposed the release of suspects on bail arguing they posed a high flight risk and some were likely to interfere with the ongoing investigations.
As reported earlier, the PS had surrendered herself to the police on Monday, May 28, shortly after the arrest of Ndubai and several other suspects on the night of Sunday, May 27.
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