, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Monday approved money laundering charges against 11 suspects in the National Youth Service (NYS) fraud case.
The banking fraud investigations unit submitted the file to the DPP last month after he directed a further probe into the NYS scandal.
“Having perused the resubmitted inquiry file, the DPP is satisfied that the evidence establishes the offence of money laundering,” DPP stated.
The 11 suspects include businessman Benson Gethii, Josephine Irungu, John Kago, Charity Wangoi and Paul Kinuthia.
Others are Samwel Wachenje alias Sam Mwadime, Patrick Ogolla, Antony Gethii, John Hope, Martin Gachara and Jedida Wangari.
Last year, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations recommended that 21 officers in the Devolution Ministry be charged with fraud after it found that they had conspired to defraud the ministry.
The DCI recommended that the 21 officers to be charged alongside four suppliers whom they paid Sh791, 385,000 for the supply of road construction and building materials between December last year and April this year.
Family Bank was also caught up in the NYS scandal prompting DPP Tobiko to order a probe of its top managers.
Anne Waiguru resigned as Devolution Cabinet Secretary amid the scandal, citing health reasons.