In Summary
  • Public Service PS Lillian Mbogo-Omollo and NYS boss Richard Ndubai are among 29 government officials who could be arrested.

  • Treasury officials are also facing arrest after police narrowed down to questionable payments paid through the Integrated Financial Management Information System.

  • Fourteen directors of 10 companies that did business with the NYS were also interrogated by police detectives.

Public Service Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo and National Youth Service (NYS) boss Richard Ndubai are among 29 government officials who could be arrested after they were questioned by police.

Others include a chief accountant, head of procurement, principal accountant, head of accounts and the financial and economic officer at NYS.

Treasury officials are also facing arrest after police narrowed down to questionable payments paid through the Integrated Financial Management Information System.

Fourteen directors of 10 companies that did business with the NYS were also interrogated by police detectives.

The Director of Criminal Investigations, Mr  George Kinoti, said: “Of all those whose statements were recorded, we are preparing to make at least 30 arrests. They will have their day in court and none will be spared, irrespective of their rank. Public money was stolen and the suspects must be charged.”

QUESTIONABLE CONTRACTS

Mr Kinoti, who spoke to the Nation on Tuesday, said he expected the arrests to begin within 36 hours.

The DCI on Monday began questioning the officials and recording their accounts on the loss of Sh9 billion paid out in questionable contracts.

In a long list of companies under investigation, two —Firstling Supplies and Flagstone Merchants — received Sh 1.7 billion from the National Youth Service between November and December last year.

Some of the transactions under investigation were double payments.

In one case, four payments were made to a company for one voucher.  Each of the payments was worth more than Sh46 million, with the difference in amounts varying by only a few hundreds of shillings.

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