NYS 2 scandal suspects bank accounts to remain shut,court orders

NYS 2 scandal suspects bank accounts to remain shut,court orders

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH SEPT 2018-  National Youth Service (NYS) suspects in the Sh468 million scandal have been dealt a blow  after the court ruled that their bank accounts will remain frozen.

High Court Jessie Lessit  on Monday  extended freezing orders after agreeing with the Assets Recovery Agency that it needs more to complete the ongoing probe into the accounts over claims of money laundering.

“I am satisfied from submissions made by the investigator that the prayers sought are justified for purposes of enabling investigations into funds held in the said accounts,” she ruled.

The lead investigator Mohammed Adow sought extension of the freezing orders claiming they have been unable to complete inquiry into the matter within three months because of the number of people being investigated.

Among the accounts frozen, eight belong to former Youth and Gender PS Lilian Omolo and businessman James Thuita.

The orders were first issued in May and were to expire next Monday.

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