Former NYS Director Freed From Corruption Allegations as Court Withdraws Their Case

by Mahakamani News
Senior mechanic Geoffrey Kiriha, National Youth Service chief inspector Nicholas Makokha and director Nelson Githinji at Milimani Law Courts

Former National Youth Service (NYS) Director General Nelson Githinji and two others are free at last.

A case where they were accused with corruption has been withdrawn.

This is following a directive by the Director of Public Prosecution Mr Keriako Tobiko to withdraw the matter under section 87(a).

Senior principal magistrate Lucan Onyina granted the application to have the matter withdrawn and acquitted the three.

Former NYS Director General Nelson Githinji (left) and former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru during a past presser

Githinji had pleaded not guilty to criminal charges alongside Chief Inspector of NYS Nicholas Juma Makokha and Senior Superintendent Mechanic at the institution Geofrey Kimani Kiriha.

The prosecution had alleged that on June 4, 2014 at NYS headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi, Githinji used his office as director to improperly confer a benefit of 497, 355 shillings to himself as cost for repair of his private vehicle.

Makokha was also accused of using his office as inspector of NYS and personal assistant to Githinji to facilitate the repair of the vehicle.

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