How NYS suspects’ posh homes in Nairobi were raided – PHOTOS
The arrests of 19 people suspected to have played a role in the loss of funds at the National Youth Service (NYS) was conducted by three units of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The Special Crimes Prevention Unit (SCPU), Flying Squad and the newly formed Financial Crime Investigation Unit pounced on the suspects in their houses, clubs and business premises in Thika, Nairobi, Naivasha, Nakuru and Kitengela.
Four teams went for the Nairobi suspects, relying on their phone signals and intelligence to locate them on Sunday evening.
The teams, after meeting with the Director of Criminal Investigations on Saturday and Sunday, were dispatched to the locations of the suspects, who had already given details of their homes, phone numbers and where they worked.
The teams were led by Flying Squad Musa Yego and SCPU bosses.
REFUSED TO OPEN GATE
Officers who were deployed at 8.30pm, had to spend the whole night at the gates of some of the suspects including Public Service Principal Secretary Lilian Omollo who refused to open the gate. Later at 8am Ms Omollo presented herself at the DCI Headquarters on Kiambu Road.
NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai was seized from his house at Muguga Greens at 8pm on Sunday while deputy director-general Sam Muchuki was arrested at his home in Runda at 10pm. The two spent the night at Muthaiga Police Station.
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said although most of the suspects had recorded their statements earlier, they were required to be presented at the DCI before their charge sheets were processed.
“So far, we have 19 suspects and they will be charged jointly. We have been collaborating with the Financial Reporting Centre to get the details of the bank transactions they made,” Mr Kinoti said.
ABUSE OF OFFICE
He said those arrested would be charged with abuse of office, conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, neglecting official duty among others.
Mr Kinoti said the arrest of the 19 was just the first part of a larger plan that will see the prosecution of more than 54 suspects.
“We have arrested chief officers of NYS and suppliers. We are also probing some banks,” he said.