Nairobi,KENYA:Stepped aside NYS director general Richard Ndubai and Stepped aside Ministry of youth affairs Public secretary Lillian Mbogo Omollo are among 24 suspects who are to spend time a week in remand over their alleged involvement in the loss of sh 468 million at the National youth service.
Ndubai was arrested alongside other suspects in a swoop conducted by the officers drawn from the director of criminal investigations office on Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Ms Mbogo who last week told members of parliament that no money was lost in the scam later surrendered to police officers on Monday.
The suspects then spent the better part of Monday being questioned at the CID headquarters in Muthaiga.
The 24 suspects who were arraigned at the Mlimani law courts on Tuesday afternoon denied the charges read out to them which included conspiracy to commit an economic crime before Nairobi chief magistrate Douglas Ogoti.
In a court proceeding that went late into the night , Magistrate Ogoti ordered the suspects bail determination to be delivered on 5th June in a ruling delivered some few minutes to 2.00 am on Wednesday.
The prosecution had opposed to their release on bail arguing that they could interfere with investigations and abscond court appearances.
Others who arraigned in court include NYS alleged air supplier Ann Ngirita, her relatives Lucy Wambui Ngirita, Phyllis Ngirita, and Jeremiah Ngirita and other business people Simon Kanai, James Katululu among others.
The women are currently being remanded at the Lang’ata women’s prison while the men are being detained at the industrial area prison.
The director of public prosecution has ordered an arrest warrant issued against suspects who opted not to appear in court instead sending their lawyers to represent.