DPP wants Family Bank managers probed over NYS scandal

November 18, 2015 1:23 pm
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Tobiko said the investigations will determine whether the officers will be charged for facilitating or aiding in theft of the money/FILE
Tobiko said the investigations will determine whether the officers will be charged for facilitating or aiding in theft of the money/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 18 – Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko on Wednesday directed that seven senior managers of Family Bank be interrogated and their statements recorded over the theft of Sh791 million at the National Youth Service.

Tobiko said the investigations will determine whether the officers will be charged for facilitating or aiding in theft of the money.

Among the officers are Family Bank KTDA Nairobi Branch Manager Robert Nyaga, Branch Customers Service Supervisor Josephine Waira and Operations Supervisor Martin Kagiri.

Others include the Regional Manager Meldon Onyango, Nancy Njami, The Platinum Manager and Head of Risk and Compliance Department.

The Central Bank of Kenya will lead the probe in determining whether there was non-compliance by the bank with provisions of Central Bank Act.

A report will be submitted within seven days “for perusal and appropriate action.”

Tobiko’s directive comes after NYS Director General Nelson Githinji and Planning Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti were charged in court.

READ: Mangiti, Githinji charged but to challenge case

They are accused of attempting to block an investigation into the conspiracy to steal an additional Sh695 million from the National Youth Service, by inducing Aden Harake from reporting the scheme, and threatening him not to de-commit the money from the IFMIS system.

Githinji stepped aside on Monday saying, “My stepping aside will allow me to focus on protecting my long record of selfless public service.”

He said it was with a clear conscience and respect for the rule of law and Constitution that he decided to step aside as the Director General of National Youth Service.

CORD leader Raila Odinga has accused investigative agencies of shielding Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru who is listed as a witness in the case.

However Tobiko has denied the claims by the Opposition leader and said that he always relies on evidence presented to him and that allegations of his office being compromised were baseless.

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