Decision to step aside by Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo Omollo, and NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai

Investigative agencies have over the past few weeks been investigating payments at the National Youth Service (NYS), with a clear intention of ascertaining whether they were made following the correct procedures; whether they were made for services delivered; and whether there was any fraud committed in the processes.

The two officers directly responsible for the functions of the NYS in the period being investigated is the Principal Secretary responsible for NYS, Ms. Lillian Mbogo Omollo, and the NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai. This afternoon, the President accepted the offer by the two officers to step aside for a period of three months to allow investigating agencies to complete their work.

The President also expects any public official directly implicated in the investigations to uphold the code of integrity and ethics to which they are committed and to act accordingly.

The President has every confidence in the work of the investigative agencies, and in the event, any wrongdoing is established, he has directed that swift prosecution should follow.

State House, Nairobi

18 May 2018

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