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Court extends court date for one NYS suspect, however rest a no-show

08 March 2016, 14:25

Nairobi – One of the suspects in the National Youth Service (NYS) scam, Patrick Ogolla whose trial was meant to appear before the court on Tuesday had his case suspended until March 18, reports Daily Nation.

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Ogolla was able to submit before the High court an order to postpone a case where Sh791 million was taken from the NYS fund.

Ogolla along with Martin Gachara Wanjohi and Charity Wangui Gethi are being charged with money laundering Sh77.6 million to an account at Faulu Kenya.

Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru however did not turn up for court.

Prosecutor Eddy Kadebe said that the order only applied to Ogolla and not the rest of the suspects who still had to appear in court.

Kadebe ordered that the suspects appear before the High Court to answer for the charges but one one showed.

"While the application is not within the jurisdiction of this court, I urge the parties to approach the High Court once more for interpretation of the same orders," he said.

11 suspects are expected to answer for 15 counts of money laundering.

Amongst the suspects are billionaire businessman Ben Gethi and lawyers who worked with them.

The charges read as follows; Kabura, John Kago Ndungu, Patrick Ogolla Onyango and Ben Gethi read that between December 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015 in Nairobi, the parties engaged in an arrangement for the purchase of a Range Rover motor vehicle, registration number KCB 750Z, at a cost of Sh23 million while knowing that the money  was acquired through the theft of Sh791,385,000 stolen from the NYS.

Furthermore Kabura, Kago and Charity Wangui Gethi are further charged with buying a Jeep Cherokee at a cost of Sh6.3 million from the NYS rip-off.

More details report that Samuel Mudanyi Wachenje, also known as Sam Mwadime, allegedly bought a Toyota Prado at a cost of Sh5.2 million.

John Kago, Antony Kihara Geth and John Hope Van Damme jointly engaged in the purchase of a Sh5.07million Land Cruiser which was purchased between December 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.

Lastly Kabura, Kago, Charity Wangui Gethi and Patrick Ogolla are also charged with the purchase of land worth Sh63 million in Roselyn Estate, Nairobi.

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