The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has summoned at least 40 people in connection with the Sh9 Billion National Youth Service (NYS) corruption scandal.
They have been called to record statements at DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road from Monday, May 21.
DCI Chief George Kinoti disclosed that a team of detectives had been assembled specifically to take statements in a bid to seal any loopholes before the case goes to court.
“I’m giving them an opportunity to bring what they have, including all records they think will convince our officers that money was paid genuinely. I have assembled enough detectives.
"I want to be clinical because after that we shall meet in court and then, I do not want to hear people saying they were not listened to,” he stated.
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Among those who have been summoned are NYS officials including supplies management officials, accountants and procurement officers as well as suppliers and directors of companies with NYS contracts.
“We have summoned all those who have been mentioned, whether they are government officials or directors of companies, whether existing or phantom,” Kinoti stated.
It has also been confirmed that some of those expected for questioning such as NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai sought anticipatory bail in case they are charged.
Ndubai stepped aside earlier last week alongside Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo.
Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi who chairs the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), however, described it as a PR exercise and called for their immediate resignation.
“Stepping aside is a strange terminology that’s not recognised by law. The least that the public expects of anyone linked, however, remotely, with the NYS fraud is immediate and total resignation from office,” he stated.
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