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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2018-National Youth Service (NYS) Director General Richard Ndubai is among 20 other officials arrested as investigation into theft of Ksh. 9 billion gets underway.
Mr. Ndubai, who stepped aside a week ago to pave the way for investigations into the scandal, was arrested on Sunday night alongside 20 other suspects and taken to Muthaiga Police Station.
WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE understands that most suspects were arrested In Nairobi With four others apprehended in Naivasha.
The suspects are set to appear at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road for further interrogation.
Reports indicate that those arrested include NYS officers and alleged suppliers who benefited from fraudulent procurement deals with the the youth agency.
Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo, who stepped aside alongside Mr. Ndubai, was also set to be arrested at her Nairobi home but surrendered to the DCI detectives accompanied by her lawyers. She was taken to Muthaiga Police Station where other suspects are being held.
The arrest of the NYS suspects comes hours after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji confirmed receiving investigation files for 10 companies that were allegedly awarded tenders in the Ksh.9 billion NYS scandal.
Early morning, the DPP said he had independently reviewed the files and directed immediate prosecution of the suspects.
“The DPP has independently reviewed all the Inquiries Files related to the ongoing Investigations at NYS and has directed prosecution commences immediately against all the named suspects,” said the DPP via Twitter.
More officials will be arrested in the cause of the week.