Former Principal Secretary (PS) Lilian Omollo, who was implicated in the NYS scandal, was cleared to withdraw Ksh2 million from her frozen bank account.
Allowing her application, Anti-Corruption Court Judge Hedwig Ong’udi instructed her bank to release Ksh2 million from her account to cater for her expenses.
Judge Ongu’di allowed the PS to withdraw Ksh2 million from her account at Diamond Trust Bank, with the rest of the monies remaining frozen.
She further asked Ms Omollo to adjust her lifestyle to fit her current financial status.
In her application, Ms Omollo had requested to withdraw Ksh6.8 million from which she claimed that Ksh5.2 million would be used to pay for her children’s fees.
She further highlighted that she needed Ksh139,800 to pay fees for her three dependents whereas Ksh219,000 would be used to pay for wages for her six domestic workers.
In addition to that, the former PS stated that Ksh150,000 is to be sent to her parents for upkeep with another Ksh102,079 to cover electricity, water, WI-FI connection, television, DSTV and security.
Omollo noted that her car needed fueling, maintenance and insurance totaling Ksh449,000, Ksh150,000 for food and Ksh210,000 for incidental and another Ksh150,000 to service a loan.
Omollo, through her application, lamented that the court’s order to have all her bank accounts frozen has denied her basic needs.
Noting that the trial is likely to take long before its concluded, she stated that the process would expose her and her family to much suffering.
Judge Ongu’di also added that the farm that the former PS owns can be productive enough to assist her if she has funds to operate it.