2 Malls Among Assets to be Seized in NYS Corruption Crackdown

  • Two malls under construction in Nairobi belonging to a high-ranking National Youth Service (NYS) official are among assets the government is seeking to seize in the crackdown that followed the revelation of the Sh9 Billion corruption scandal.

    The Assets and Recovery Agency was profiling the multi-million shilling malls on Kangundo Road among other properties such as plots and cars before moving to court seeking freezing orders.

    While the Government moves to freeze the bank accounts of suspects, several properties the accused own have been earmarked for seizure by the multi-agency team of which the Recovery Agency is a part of.

    A fleet of 24 cars belonging to a businessman linked to the graft scandal has been flagged as well.

    In the fleet are twenty saloon cars and four luxury Service Utility Vehicles (SUVs).

    [caption caption="DPP Noordin Haji"][/caption]

    The businessman was detained alongside his wife who was recently barred from leaving the country and they are expected to appear in court on Tuesday to face charges of theft and fraud.

    In a press conference on Monday, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji announced that the government would seek to recover the stolen public funds.

    "In addition to prosecution, we are looking at recovering the proceeds of crimes as well as establishing the tax status of the companies and individuals in the crimes.

    “In the meantime, several bank accounts that the funds were channelled through have been frozen. My office is working with DCI and the Assets Recovery Agency in that regard,” he stated.

    Bank accounts of 13 firms that received money from the Sh9 Billion loot were frozen in April.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta with NYS recruits"][/caption]