NYS suspects to be freed after court declines request for securities check

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Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo and the National Youth Service Director General Richard Ndubai with other suspects are now free to process their bail after the Anti Corruption Court declined to suspend the verification of securities before the release of the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspects.

Senior Principal Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi stated it is up to the court to verify securities deposited that the process should continue as denying them the right to bail would be tantamount to contempt of High Court that granted them bail.

He pointed out that the court will be examining the authenticity of each suspect’s security on a case by case basis and will be declined should they fail to meet the set threshold.

The suspects spent yet another night behind bars on Thursday as DPP Noordin Haji sought to ensure they do not use proceeds of “crime” to secure their freedom

Their hopes to finally walk to freedom before the end of the day were dashed after Haji sought more time to verify their sureties.

Youth Affairs PS Lillian Omollo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai filed separate applications at the High Court seeking freedom pending trial.