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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH JUNE 2018-The National Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday was forced to postpone the hearing how the National Youth Service scandal was perpetrated after Planning Principal Secretary Julius Muia who appeared before it failed to respond to questions raised
Muia who appeared alongside Gender ministry accountant Sabina Kwekwe were not in a position to answer questions regarding to the financial dealings in their respective ministries especially in the last 4 years when the billions of shillings which were looted under the NYS 2 sandal was reported to have taken place.
Public Service cabinet secretary Margret Kobia and her health counterparts who were suppose to appear before the committee skipped the sittings only sending apologies inform of a letters.
It is reported that Sicily Karuiki is currently in the USA accompany the first lady Margret Kenyatta and therefore could not honor the summons.
The committee chair Ugunja member of parliament Opiyo Wandayi has ordered them to appear before the committee while well prepared on the date to be communicated to them.
It will be remembered that Kariuki was the Cabinet Secretary in 2016 – the period during which the monies are said to have been lost – while Kobia was vetted and appointed to the docket early this year when President Uhuru Kenyatta reorganised his Cabinet.
Public Service Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo, who is facing charges, has already appeared before the committee and refuted claims that NYS had lost such a huge sum of money undetected.
More than 100 bank accounts of companies and suspects involved in the multi-million shilling National Youth Service scam have been frozen.
A Nairobi Magistrate’s Court issued orders directing relevant bank managers to preserve all the funds in the accounts and any other that may have been subsequently deposited, for a period of six months.
The court issued the freezing orders last Friday following an urgent application by Asset Recovery Agency Investigating Officer Frederick Musyoki.