PS Lillian Omollo surrenders after arrest of NYS boss

FILE PHOTO/Lillian Omollo.
Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo has surrendered to the police as the probe into the Ksh.9 billion National Youth Service (NYS) scandal intensifies.

Ms Omollo, who stepped aside a week ago over the multi-billion scandal, gave herself up on Monday morning hours after the NYS Director General Richard Ndubai and 20 other suspects were arrested on Sunday night.

The PS was set to be arrested at her Kitisuru home in Nairobi but she surrendered to the DCI detectives. She had reportedly declined to come out of the house but after the officers declined to leave, she gave herself up accompanied by her lawyers.

She was taken to Muthaiga Police Station where other suspects are being held.

On Friday last week, Ms. Omollo sensationally claimed that no money was stolen from NYS despite some alleged beneficiaries confessing to have pocketed millions in ghost supplies.

“If at all Ksh.9 billion has been lost, it would mean NYS is technically un-operational. No double payments can be done through IFMIS without noticing it, therefore it is not possible for such money to be lost,” she said while appearing before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC).

The arrested suspects spent the night at Muthaiga Police Station and are sent to be presented before the DCI headquarters.

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