A second group of 17 suspects accused of conspiring to defraud the national youth service of millions of shillings is currently in court to answer to charges of fraud.
The total number of those who have been arraigned in court over the fraud now stands at 39 after 22 other suspects were charged last week in connection with the 9 billion shillings loss at the National Youth Service.
The 13 are part of a group of individuals and companies, including Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai who were charged in court on Tuesday.
The suspects were locked up at Muthaiga and Gigiri police stations where they spent the weekend.
12 surrendered to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation on Thursday last week while one gave himself up on Friday.
Their co-accused who have taken plea are yet to be released on bail and they will know their fate on Tuesday when the ruling will be made.
The 24—among them Omollo and Ndubai—pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.
More updates to follow………….