Names of 54 NYS suspects set for prosecution

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Nairobi, KENYA: The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has named 54 individuals, including public servants and directors of business entities, who are set to be charged on Tuesday over the sh.9 billion National Youth Service (NYS) scandal.

Addressing members of the press in Nairobi on Monday, Mr Haji said that, after receiving the investigation report by the office of the Director of Criminal Investigation DCI, out of the 54 names, 40 are public servants and the remaining 14 are business operators who are set to be arraigned in court tomorrow Tuesday to face charges, as some of the bank accounts through which the funds were channeled through remain frozen.

Haji outlined at least seven charges that public servants will be facing that include; conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption, willful neglect to perform official duty, fraudulent acquisition of public property and fraudulently making payments from public revenues for goods not supplied.

Other charges include; willful failure to comply with applicable procedures on guidelines relating to the management of public funds and breach of trust by a person employed in the public service.

“Upon careful perusal and evaluation of the investigation files, I am satisfied that the evidence is sufficient to warrant urgent prosecution and that it is in the public interest to charge the following…,” said the DPP.

He also named 14 directors and proprietors of business entities who are said to have benefited from fraudulent payment of funds from NYS.

Also set to face charges, are 10 business entities that are alleged to have benefited from fraudulent payment of funds from NYS.

The DPP added that he will be appointing 4 special prosecutors to work with his office regarding the case.

In addition to prosecution, Mr. Haji noted that detectives would be seeking to recover the proceeds of crime as well as establishing the tax status of the companies and individuals involved in the scandal.

Here is the full list of the individuals and businesses set for prosecution:

Public Servants

Lilian Omolo — Principal Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs

Richard Ndubai — Director General NYS

Sammy Michuki — Former Acting Director General NYS

Nicholas O. Ahere — Senior Deputy Director, NYS

Wellington A. Lubira — Acting Director, Finance, NYS

Evans Kundu — Former in charge, Mechanical and Transport Branch (MTB)

Clement Murage — Former Chief Accountant NYS

Peter Waema — Former Deputy in charge, Mechanical and Transport Branch

Peter M. Muritu — Former senior Superintendent, NYS

Rogers Nzioka — Former Head of Mechanical and Transport Branch Procurement

Lucas Owino — Internal Auditor, The National Treasury

Stephen Riungu — Internal Auditor, The National Treasury

Peter Muthomi — Internal Auditor, The National Treasury

George Ouma — Former Incharge, Operations, Huduma Centre, NYS

Josephat Njoroge — Internal Auditor The National Treasury

Humphrey Mbogo — Accountant NYS

Christopher Simbauni — Former Senior Accountant NYS

Sammy Mbugua — Head of Accounts, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs

Simon Kiiru — Head Mechanical and Transport Branch Procurement

Stephen Manyunzu — Accountant

Tabitha Ndungu — Accountant

Sophie Kinyua — Examiner

Welenalo Mulupi — Storekeeper Mechanical and Transport Branch

Ferdinand Odoyo — Storekeeper Mechanical and Transport Branch

Wellington Matano — First Approver

Keziah Mwangi — Staff NYS

Stellah Biwott — Staff NYS

Timothy Rotich — Staff NYS

Jackson A. Juma — Staff NYS

Isaiah Adalo — Staff NYS

David Kirui — Staff NYS

Jamal Duba — Staff NYS

Juluis Airo — Staff NYS

Patrick Obunya — Staff NYS

Ezekiel Osoro — Staff NYS

Samuel Otieno — Staff NYS

Michael Ojiambo — Staff NYS

Stephen Macharia — Invoicer NYS

Don Kariungi — IFMIS buyer

Kenneth M. Mwathi — IFMIS buyer

Directors and proprietors of business entities

Anne W. Ngirita

Philis Njeri

Catherine M. Mwai

Anthony W. Wamiti

Peter W. Kimani

James Thuita

Yvone W. Ngugi

Jeremiah Ngirita

Lucy w Ngirita

Andrine G. Nyambura

Catherine Kamuyu

Sera Muguru

Samuel Kanai

James Katululu

 

Business entities

Annwaw Investment

Njewanga investments

Arkroad Holdings Limited

Ameri Trade Limited

Ngiwako Enterprises

Jerrycathy Enterprises

Firstling Supplies Limited

Kalabash Food Supplies

Ersatz Enterprises

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