DPP picks team to fast-track prosecution of NYS suspects

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has appointed four special prosecutors to assist in the trial of the suspects implicated in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal.

Through his Twitter account, Haji said the prosecutors will work with other investigative agencies to ensure those found culpable are brought to book.

He further urged the public to volunteer any information that might assist in the prosecution of the cases.“The information shall be treated with utmost confidentiality. Those with such information can send it to [email protected],” he said.

Haji said 34 others, who are yet to be arrested will be charged in absentia after they went into hiding. Public Service PS Lilian Omollo and NYS director general Richard Ndubai are among officials facing charges.

Others facing charges are Finance and Procurement officials at NYS and directors of companies that received funds from the department without supplying anything or at inflated costs.

Meanwhile, the Central Bank has joined the effort to bring to book perpetrators of the scandal.

Speaking during a press conference, CBK governor Patrick Njoroge said specific investigations are being conducted to recover lost resources and put to account banks and financial institutions involved in the scam.

He said all those found complicit will be held accountable.

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