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Kenya: Anne Ngirita’s request to push NYS case for treatment declined

A court has declined suspect Anne Ngirita’s application for the Sh8 billion National Youth Service (NYS) scam case to be adjourned so she can get medical treatment.

Ms Ngirita is one of the 37 suspects in the case.


Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti denied her request on Monday and instead asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate the medical records she presented.

Ms Ngirita sought the adjournment saying she needed to seek specialised treatment at Mater Hospital in Nairobi.

On June 6, Ms Ngirita complained that she had been starving at Lang’ata Women’s Prison and that she had only been living on the samosas that a relative took her.

At that time, her lawyer Cliff Ombeta wanted Mr Ogoti to order that she and other suspects be given biscuits and water before the star of the case.

Ms Ngirita said hunger made it difficult to follow court proceedings.

By Daily Nation

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