Police address claims ex-NYS boss Ndubai attempted to flee to Dubai
The Kenya Airports Police Unit, Kapu, has denied claims that former National Youth Service Director-General Richard Ndubai has been re-arrested after trying to flee Kenya.
Reports widely shared on social media had early Thursday morning insinuated that Mr Ndubai was forced out of a Dubai-bound flight.
The claims were first shared by journalist Saddique Sahaban.
URGENT: Former NYS Director General Richard Ndubai tries to flee Kenya through Dubai, hours after getting bonded by court over Sh468 million theft at the service. Ndubai removed from Emirates flight he'd been booked into, despite surrendering passport with court.
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) June 28, 2018
But Kapu commander Richard Mugwanja said the reports were fake, and that KAPU had neither arrested Mr Ndubai nor received any information about him attempting to leave the country.
Mr Ndubai who is among 47 suspects facing charges of looting the NYS to a tune of Sh469 million.
He walked to temporary freedom on Wednesday after spending a month in remand at the Industrial Area Prison in Nairobi.
He was released together with seven others after their bonds and bails were verified.
They have been in remand since May 29, when they were charged with multiple counts relating to the scandal.
High Court and Justice Hedwig Ong’udi last week ordered them to be released on bonds and bails, saying there was nothing compelling to deny their freedom.
The court ordered that the suspects deposit their passports and any other travel documents with the court and report to the DCI offices in Gigiri, once every week.