Magistrate praised for denying NYS scandal suspects bail
Kenyans online have heaped praise on Anti-Corruption court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti for denying the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal suspects bail.
The 22 suspects linked to the Sh469 million NYS scandal were denied bail on the basis that the economic crimes charges against them are serious crimes and compelling enough to deny them bail.
Mr Ogoti said the court had made arrangements for speedy trial hence the accused will now remain in remand until its conclusion.
Online, Kenyans celebrated the ruling, arguing that the suspects should remain in custody so as not to tamper with investigations.
No Bail for NYS scam suspects
Salute to the judge Douglas Ogoti
— ashura michael (@ashura_michael) June 5, 2018
Douglas Ogoti is a serious magistrate. Finally sanity is crawling back in our country
— DENUH (@denuhk) June 5, 2018
This is a good gesture. Let them rot in jail. Moreover, the whales and sharks should also be arrested, prosecuted and jailed. This war against corruption is good for the country.
— Brian (@mulandobrian) June 5, 2018
Watu walambe lolo ,no mercy .for the first time we have a judge who has read the mood of the country. The accounts were frozen ,they can’t bribe
— Isadia The Victor (@vickyisadiah) June 5, 2018
This is what my ears will love to hear time and again,kila mtu apambane na hali yake
— Bosire Vincent (@BosireVincent2) June 5, 2018
Thats a good move! Let them stay behind bars until truth comes out!
— Freddy Frasha (@FrashaFreddy) June 5, 2018
God bless that magistrate. The youths are languishing in poverty but a few idiots are looting that that is meant for development.
— Amos (@Ramoo_Sg) June 5, 2018