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Family Bank open to investigation in NYS saga

19 November 2015, 11:06 Dennis Omido

Nairobi - Family Bank says it will fully cooperate with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the investigations involving the loss of KES 791 million at the National Youth Service (NYS).

This comes after the DPP Keriako Tobiko directed that seven senior managers of the bank be interrogated and their statements recorded over the theft at the NYS.

The DPP also put the bank under investigation to determine whether it complied with laws relating to money laundering and proceeds of crime.

Reacting to DPP’s directive, Family Bank said it has always acted in strict adherence and in compliance with the provisions of the Central Bank Act, the Banking Act and proceeds of crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Read Also: Stop exposing Waiguru to “mob lynching” over NYS graft, CORD told

“Family Bank wishes to reiterate that the funds were transferred into its customer accounts through Central Bank of Kenya via the highly secured and standard RTGS system which is used by all banks.

“This RTGS system is used by government for all payments to their contractors, suppliers and other service providers across all banks,” the bank said.

The bank pointed out that it is open to the investigations to have the matter completed as quickly as possible.

“The bank has always been open to investigation in this matter and has fully co-operated with the CID, regulator CBK and will do the same with the DPP’s office. We are looking forward to a speedy conclusion of this matter which is of great public interest,” the bank said.

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