National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspect Ann Ngirita's mother, Lucy Wambui has been taken to the hospital after falling ill while in remand prison.
On Tuesday, Anti-corruption court Magistrate Douglas Ogoti directed Wambui be taken to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for treatment.
This was after her lawyer Cliff Ombeta told the court that she was unwell and needed medical attention. Ombeta said the treatment his client was receiving at the remand is not enough.
The prosecution didn't oppose the application, but requested the suspect be escorted to hospital under security.
"All accused persons should be accorded security as long as in custody. The claims by accused cannot be taken lightly," Magistrate Ogoti directed.
Lucy, who is linked to the scam at the youth agency, was attending a court session alongside other accused persons for their bail hearing.
Wambui together with her daughter, Ann Ngirita, son Jeremiah, and daughter-in-law Phylis Njeri, are all implicated in the multi-million scam. Lucy is said to have received Sh5.4 million from NYS for supposedly supplying canned beans to the youth agency.
"You can see even from the hands which are now swelling. She needs urgent medical attention," lawyer Ombeta told the judge.
On May 29th, another suspect Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo was rushed to KNH after she collapsed at the Lang'ata Women's Prison, where female NYS suspects are being detained.