AXE FALLS ON NYS SCANDAL SUSPECTS.

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Chief actor in the NYS scam, Ben Gethi at Milimani Chief Magistrate Court where they lost their bid to defer money laundering plea on Thursday July 28,2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.

The last theatrical episode of the NYS scandal prosecutions presented by the suspects has been rolled up.

Chief actors in the scam, Ben Gethi his mother Charity Gethi, Josephine Kabura with nine other’s will now plead to charges of stealing Sh791 million youth money.

This is after their second attempt to stop their prosecution was thwarted by a Nairobi court.

The suspects among them lawyer Eric Ogola were also directed to plead to 15 counts of money laundering on August 15.

While dismissing their plea for deferment of their prosecution CM Ogembo said their case lacked merit and did not find a justified reason as to why their trial, which has been delayed for nearly six months, should not commence.

They were initially expected to plead to the charges in February, but are yet to following the multiple applications.

On June 29, Justice Joseph Onguto dismissed seven applications filed by the suspects – they were arraigned following links to theft of Sh791 million NYS cash.

Judge Onguto at that time said the DPP had not abused his powers in preferring the charges as alleged by the suspects.

He said it was not for the High court to determine the innocence of the accused persons but for the trial court to make a determination.

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