The State has frozen property worth millions of shillings belonging to members of the Ngirita family who are facing graft charges related to the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal.
This comes after the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) obtained an order from the court to freeze several properties owned by the Ngiritas.
ARA says it established that the property in question may have been acquired through proceeds of corruption and funds looted from the NYS.
“It is in the interest of justice that preservation orders are issued prohibiting the respondents jointly or singly or their agents from dealing in any manner with the aforementioned assets,” ARA's application for freezing orders reads.
The property is registered in the name of Phyllis Njeri, Jeremiah Gichini Ngirita, Ann Wambere Ngirita and their mother Lucy Wambui Ngirita.
The property include three cars as well as a parcel of land in Kitale, two prime plots in Nakuru town, and two others in Naivasha town among others.
The prosecution says that companies registered under the names of the Ngiritas illegally received about Sh226 million in their bank accounts from the NYS.
The Ngiritas have been charged in the case alongside over 40 others including former Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo and former NYS director general Richard Ndubai.