NYS scandal suspects released on bail/photo/courtesy

The high-profile suspects include Youth PS Lillian Omollo, NYS director Richard Ndubai and the Ngirita family has been release on bail.

Each suspect will have to deposit Sh1 million in bail and surrender their passports to the court.

The suspects have been given an alternative of a Sh5 million and surety of Sh2 million

On Tuesday morning, the court granted them Ksh.1million cash bail, Ksh.5million bond and a Ksh.2million surety each.

“Even as I grant bail am aware of the seriousness of the charges the applicants and co-accused and range from senior government officers to junior officers,” Justice Hedwig Ongudi ruled.

“It is true that the charges they are facing are serious and the penalty of the offenses very stiff,” she said.

While giving the ruling Justice Hedwig Ongudi at the Milimani Law courts said, the suspects are not to leave the jurisdiction of the Nairobi Chief Magistrate without prior orders by the court.

The accused persons are also not allowed to go to their former offices unless accompanied by an officer.

The NYS suspects are also were also ordered not allowed to make contact with any of the staff or any witnesses lined up by the Prosecution as they may interfere with the investigations at the same time the accused persons are also required to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) offices once every week until further orders by the trial court.

The Judge further directed that an officer be assigned at the DCI offices for the aforementioned directive.

According to Justice Ogundi, the Prosecution did not present any material evidence to show that the accused persons can interfere with the witnesses as was previously alleged.

The accused are also required to attend to all court mentions and hearings without fail.

Some of the charges against the suspects include abuse of office, failing to prevent crime, failing to adhere to procurement laws and stealing by servant.

The Prosecution said it has 10 files on different transactions in the multibillion shilling scandal and wants each file treated separately.

All this takes place as the fight on corruption steal remains a challenge with many Kenyans voicing their opinions on government willingness and efforts in tackling the vice that has robbed the country millions if not billions with the current NYS Scandal being just one among many committed by government officials and public officers that are yet to be investigated and their offenders brought to book for their wrong doing and relieved of their duties

 

 

 

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