NYS scandal: Hearing postponed after prosecution introduces new evidence


NYS scandal: Hearing postponed after prosecution introduces new evidence
From Right: Former Youth and Gender Principal Secretary Lilian Omolo, former National Youth Service (NYS) Director-General Richard Nduba and other suspects charged with theft of funds at NYS. The trial begins on Monday, October 29. PHOTO| WALTER DZUYA

In Summary

  • State prosecutor Joseph Irungu told the court that the new charges were guided by witness statements and documents.
  • The defence asked for more time to get instructions from their clients.
  • Trial Magistrate Douglas Ogoti allowed the application and warned the prosecution from adjourning the case again.

The hearing of the National Youth Service (NYS) fraud case failed to kick off on Monday after the prosecution introduced new evidence and charges against the 37 accused persons among them former NYS boss Richard Ndubai and former Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Omollo.

State prosecutor Joseph Irungu told the court that the new charges were guided by witness statements and documents.

The defence asked for more time to get instructions from their clients.

Trial Magistrate Douglas Ogoti allowed the application and warned the prosecution from adjourning the case again.

“For justice to be seen to be done, this courts is adjourned. The prosecution team should avail those documents by 11am tomorrow at the courts for collection by the counsels,” said Ogoti.

Hearing will resume on Wednesday at 9am.

Earlier, the prosecution consolidated the charges in the four files to one where all the accused persons pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution pressed a total of 82 counts.

Also Read: NYS fraud case: Three suspects turned to State witnesses

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