NYS suspects yet to be released from remand prison, lawyer says


Suspended PS Lillian Omollo at the Milimani Law Courts alongside other NYS corruption scandal suspects ...
Suspended PS Lillian Omollo at the Milimani Law Courts alongside other NYS corruption scandal suspects on May 29, 2018. Photo/DZUYA WALTER

In Summary

  • Lawyer reveals that Ndubai and Omollo have deposited the required Ksh.1million cash bail.
  • The two have also managed to get some of their close relatives to cater for the sureity of Ksh.2million each.
  • However, the DPP is seeking confirmation of the validity and legitimacy of the funds presented by the suspects.

None of the 47 suspects in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal have been freed from remand prison.

This is despite having been granted Ksh.5million bond, another Ksh.2million sureity and Ksh.1million cash bail as conditions for their release.

Speaking on phone, lawyer Cliff Ombeta confirmed to Citizen Digital that none of the accused persons are out.

“I can confirm to you that all the suspects are still in remand but we are working hard to secure their release,” he said on Thursday.

The Ngirita family has claimed that they are unable to raise the total of Ksh.8million required because their accounts were frozen.

However, according to Ombeta, majority of the accused persons may secure their freedom by end of business on Thursday.

The lawyer who is representing former NYS Director General Richard Ndubai and others, said his clients had started processing the bail terms the previous day.

The advocate revealed that Ndubai and Youth PS Lillian Omollo are among those who have deposited the required Ksh.1million cash bail.

He said the two have also managed to get some of their close relatives to cater for the sureity of Ksh.2million each.

However, the NYS suspects face another challenge after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) sought confirmation of the validity and legitimacy of the funds presented by the suspects.

The DPP says that concerns have been raised by the Assets Recovery Agency, that some of the funds intended to be used are not only suspect but the subject of the current cases.

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