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Police probe PS Omollo’s luxurious stay at KNH penthouse

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched investigations into the continued stay in hospital of Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo.

Ms Omollo was remanded on Tuesday last week by the court but was admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital after she fainted.

Sources told the Nation on Thursday that a team from the DCI is investigating both the Ministry of Health and the Prisons Department regarding Ms Omollo’s admission, which has raised fears that she is being protected from prison life by powerful colleagues.

A letter from the hospital on Thursday asked that she be excused from attending court sessions, but it is understood that the DCI wants an independent doctor to examine Ms Omollo to confirm that she cannot stand trial.


The medical report, signed by consultant physician Stanley Ngare and presented in court on Thursday, noted that Ms Omollo “is still not stable enough to attend court proceedings and requires continued care in hospital”.

The investigations came on the day five members of Parliament also questioned Ms Omollo’s stay in hospital, saying “she needs to join her colleagues at Lang’ata Women’s Prison”.

A Nation report on Wednesday revealed how the PS, who is in the VIP section of Kenyatta National Hospital, has been living in considerable luxury as her co-accused languish in jail.

Medical specialists intimated that apart from complaining of a stomach ailment, Ms Omollo is generally healthy.

She was remanded 10 days ago over the Sh9 billion scandal at the National Youth Service (NYS), but was rushed to hospital straight from the courtroom after falling ill and fainting in court.


She, alongside 42 other suspects, faces multiple charges, including conspiracy to commit economic crimes, failure to comply with the law relating to the protection of public funds, and abuse of office.

On Thursday, five MPs also called for the resignation of Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki over the NYS scandal, arguing that it took place during her tenure at the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.

They warned that if she does not step aside, they will start collecting signatures among MPs to censure her.

Investigators believe that the Sh9 billion scandal occurred when NYS officials created companies then assigned them contract numbers, made fake local purchase orders and created tracks of service deliveries in place of genuine, pre-qualified companies.