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:
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
Catherine M. Mwai
Anthony W. Wamiti
Peter W. Kimani
Yvone W. Ngugi
Lucy w Ngirita
Andrine G. Nyambura
Arkroad Holdings Limited
Ameri Trade Limited
Firstling Supplies Limited
Kalabash Food Supplies