COURT TO MAKE LANDMARK RULING ON NYS SCAM SUSPECTS CASE BY END MONTH.

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Businessman Ben Gethi who is among key suspect’s linked to NYS scam who are accused of embezzling Sh791 million youth money.
BY SAM ALFAN.

The court will by end of this month rule on whether it will suspend prosecution of NYS scam suspects accused of embezzling Sh791 million youth money.

The 11, among them businessman Ben Gethi, his mother Charity Gethi, lawyer Patrick Ogolla, businesswoman Josephine Kabura and others are challenging the jurisdiction of the magistrates’ court to prosecute them.

However the Director of Public prosecution through lawyer Victor Mule has opposed to that application saying it is just meant to delay proceedings.

Mr Mule has asked the court to dismiss the application to pave way for their prosecution.

“The court should make its decision soon, since it has the jurisdiction to hear and determine the money laundering case against the 11,” Mr Mule argued.

The much anticipated ruling will have a grave impact on the case.

If the court rules otherwise then the charges will be dropped.

A similar application was dismissed by the high Court.

Judge Joseph Onguto ruled that money laundering charges are stand-alone charges directed the accused persons to take plea at the magistrate court.

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