113 accounts held by the suspects facing graft charges on the recent NYS scandal have been frozen for the six months to aid investigations and asset recovery.
The court’s ruling followed an urgent application by Asset Recovery Agency Investigating Officer Frederick Musyoki.
“I pray for orders to investigate the above accounts to enable me access information and documents relating to the said accounts and use for purposes of investigations,” states Musyoki.
The ruling allows the investigating officer to among other things, scrutinise the account opening documents, statement of accounts since their inception to date and investigate cheques, cash deposits and withdrawals made.
The 113 accounts are spread across 20 banks.
Majority of the bank accounts from the NYS scandal suspects are held in Equity bank, followed by Co-Operative and the Standard Chartered bank.
Among the accounts frozen are those of the Ngirita’s family members.
The NYS scandal investigations took a new turn on Monday when one of the suspects revealed that a chief investigating officer in the crime was a business partner in one of the companies accused of defrauding NYS.
Jeremiah Ngirita has sworn an affidavit revealing that Mike Julius King’oo Muia, an officer at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi, who is the chief investigating officer in the NYS case since 2014, was a key partner in his JerryCathy Enterprises, which is one of the companies that is accused of defrauding NYS in the latest scandal.