NYS scandal suspect allowed to withdraw only Sh2M from accounts

Only one condition

Justice Hedwig Ong’undi during a past meeting

Former Principal Secretary Lillian Omolo was on Friday given one condition to the lift of freeze orders on her 10 bank accounts.

High Court Justice Hedwig Ong'undi ordered the NYS scandal suspect to withdraw only Sh2 million shillings for her personal expenses.

Through lawyer Stephen Ligunya, Ms Omollo had requested the court to release a total of Sh6.8 million from the accounts that were frozen in October 2018.

She broke down the amount as Sh150,000 to service a loan at KCB, school fees amounting to Sh5.2 million, more school fees for three dependants of Sh139,800 and payment of domestic workers of Sh219,000.

Other expenses included upkeep for elderly parents (Sh150,000), utility bills (Sh102,079), fuel and maintenance of vehicles (Sh449,000), food (Sh150,000) and incidentals (Sh210,000).

Lillian Omollo told to adjust her lifestyle

"There is a lot of room for her to adjust her lifestyle to fit into her current financial status given that there is high public interest in the money from NYS which led her to be charged with a criminal offense, and which cannot just be wished away," Justice Ong'undi ruled on Friday.

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