Several people questioned over Ksh 9B NYS scandal

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Several people suspected to be behind the National Youth Service nine billion shillings scandal were Monday grilled at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

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The exercise conducted in camera was led by a team of six detectives with expertise in matters finance.

DCI Director George Kinoti said the suspects are likely to be charged in the court of law.

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At least some of 40 individuals suspected to be behind the 9 billion shillings NYS scam appeared at the CID Headquarters off Kiambu road for questioning.

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Among those summoned are NYS officials who include supplies management officials, accountants, and procurement officers as well as suppliers and directors of companies with NYS contract.

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The officials spent hours in the CID offices, with detectives remaining mum on the progress of the investigations.

Public Service Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo and National Youth Service boss Richard Ndubai who have since stepped aside over the scandal are among top government officials expected to appear before the detectives for questioning.

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So far National Youth Service officers in charge of Procurement Finance and Accounting have been sent on compulsory leave to allow for investigations.

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