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Former PS Lilian Omollo Loses Sh33M Frozen In Her Account



Lilian Muthoni Mbogo has lost a battle that she’s been fighting for ages. The former has spent a better part of her recent days in and outside the courts trying to salvage and have her money back that the court had frozen. However, for her, the wait has taken a bad turn.

The High Court on Wednesday ordered forfeiture to the State of about Sh33 million in the bank accounts of the former Youth and Gender Principal Secretary be forfeited to the government.

Assets Recovery Agency had asked court to freeze her account and she was tasked to explain the source of her wealth something that became a toll order. Lilian was amongst the top officials having been in the NYS II scandal where hundreds of millions stolen. She spent days in jail before the court granted her bail.

“The respondents have millions of funds in their accounts and this court has found they are unable to show a legitimate source,” Judge Ngugi said when she was giving the orders.

The former PS had told the court that she made the money partly from her salary as a government official and also from her husband’s as a consultant in South Sudan. She also argued that partly the money was from her cucumber farm in Rarieda. The court even sent evaluators to her farm in Siaya but were unsatisfied that it could make her the millions as she had mentioned.

In her Equity Bank she had $67,331 under her name while another in the name LIDI Estates Ltd had $28,981.

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Another account at the same bank, also under LIDI Estates Ltd, had Sh2,297,495 while another had $8,979.

Another account at Equity in Ms Omollo’s name had Sh1.68 million while one in the name Sahara Consultants at Diamond Trust Bank had Sh5.65 million.

Three accounts in Ms Omollo’s children’s names had more than Sh11 million.

Documents filed in court state that the amounts were deposited between January 2016 and March 2018.

Additional reporting from DN.

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