High Court declines anticipatory bail applications by two NYS suspects.

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Photo Courtesy:National Youth Service members pass out parade at a past function

The High Court has declined anticipatory bail applications by two NYS suspects who are linked to the Sh9 billion National Youth Service (NYS) scandal.

The two are James Thuita Nderitu (Director at Firstling Supplies Limited) and Bernard Masiga Ayienga (Senior Finance Officer at the Ministry of Youth and Gender) were seeking an anticipatory bail to evade arrest and possible prosecution.

This comes after Suspended Youth Affairs PS Lillian Mbogo claimed that no money was stolen from the National Youth Service (NYS).

Lady Justice Grace Ngenye Macharia dismissed the  application and gave the detectives at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) go ahead to arrest them.

“I cannot hesitate to find that this application is unmerited. It does not meet the threshold the grant for anticipatory bail to the applicant. The same is dismissed with orders as to no cost,” Judge Ngenye Macharia ruled.

“I urge them to be calm until such a time they shall be required to record a statement or will be summoned to assist with investigations.”added Judge Ngenye Macharia
“Having stated that he only did clean business with NYS, that alone should accord him no cause for worry as the truth shall set him free,” said Justice Ngenye.
The two had filed separate applications while seeking to bar their imminent arrest following allegations surrounding their role in the scandal.