High Court freezes ex-PS Lilian Omollo’s 10 bank accounts


Former Youth Affairs PS Lillian Omollo in court on May 29. FILE PHOTO
Former Youth Affairs PS Lillian Omollo in court on May 29. FILE PHOTO

In Summary

  • The orders lasting for three months were issued on Tuesday following an application by the Assets Recovery Agency.
  • According to court documents, six of the accounts are held at Equity Bank while four are with Diamond Trust Bank.

The High Court has issued orders freezing 10 bank accounts belonging to former Youth and Gender Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo Omollo who is facing several charges over theft of funds at the National Youth Service (NYS).

The orders lasting for three months were issued on Tuesday following an application by the Assets Recovery Agency.

According to court documents, six of the accounts are held at Equity Bank while four are with Diamond Trust Bank.

“That the preservation orders shall remain in force 90 days as provided for under section 84 of Proceeds of Crime and Anti- Money Laundering Act,” reads the court order.

The court documents further show that four of the accounts are registered under the name LIDI Estates Limited, three are under Ms. Omollo’s name while the rest are registered under other names allegedly related to the former PS.

The trial of Ms. Omollo and 36 other suspects charged with theft of funds at NYS was set to begin on Monday, October 29 but was postponed to Wednesday.

They are charged with offences of conspiracy to commit an offence of economic crime, abuse of office, willful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to management of public funds.

Other charges include neglect of official duties, fraudulently making payments, breach of trust, making documents without authority, uttering false documents, false accounting, fraudulent acquisition of public property, dealing with suspect property and money laundering.

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