The High Court on Tuesday ordered the freezing of 10 bank accounts belonging to former Youth and Gender Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo Omollo who is facing several charges over the theft of public funds at the National Youth Service (NYS).
The orders lasting for three months were issued by Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court Douglas Ogoti following an application by the Assets Recovery Agency.
Six of the accounts are held at Equity Bank while four are with Diamond Trust Bank.
“That the preservation orders shall remain in force 90 days as provided for under section 84 of Proceeds of Crime and Anti- Money Laundering Act,” reads the court order.
According to court documents, four of the accounts are registered under the name LIDI Estates Limited, three are under Ms. Omollo’s name while the rest are registered under other names allegedly related to the former PS.
Lilian Omollo and the former NYS Director General Richard Ndubai are among the other 36 suspects charged for the Sh 9 billion loss at National Youth Service (NYS) either directly or indirectly.
The trial was set to begin on Monday but was postponed to Wednesday.
The suspects face various charges including, conspiracy to commit an offence of economic crime, abuse of office, willful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to management of public funds.
Other charges include neglect of official duties, fraudulently making payments, breach of trust, making documents without authority, uttering false documents, false accounting, fraudulent acquisition of public property, dealing with suspect property and money laundering.