War on Graft:NYS scandal Suspects charged over Sh468mn to remain behind bars after they were denied bail

NYS suspects in a past court session.11 of them have since been set free-FILE IMAGE

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE,2018-Suspects who were charged over the loss of Sh468 million at the National Youth Service will remain behind bars after  they were denied bail on Tuesday.

While ruling on their bail application ,Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti said  he cannot release them on bond because they are facing serious economic crimes with the potential of causing anarchy, threat to peace and national security.

“As such, bail will not be automatically granted,” Ogoti ruled. “I direct that the cases be expedited.”

The magistrate has ordered a police officer to ascertain if Omollo is actually admitted to hospital after prison authorities failed to produce her in court.

She was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital on Tuesday last week, a day after being remanded at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison after denying charges of abuse of office and other corruption-related offences.

The suspects  who include NYS Director General Richard Ndubai, Principal Secretary for Youth and Gender Affairs Lillian Omollo and 42 others have been directed to appear in different courts from Wednesday to get hearing of their cases.

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