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Kenyan Official Facing Corruption Charges Faints

A top Kenyan official facing corruption charges over the theft of $78m (£59m) at an agency set up to help address youth unemployment has been rushed to hospital after she fainted in a women’s prison.

Principal Secretary of the youth ministry, Lilian Omollo, is among 40 civil servants facing charges for the scandal that has rocked the National Youth Service.

The missing funds were allegedly stolen in a scheme involving senior government officials and ghost suppliers.

Kenya’s chief prosecutor Noordin Mohamed Haji told a news conference on Monday that he would examine the alleged role of banks in the scandal.

The probe is seen as a blow against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pledge to stamp out corruption, which he made when first elected in 2013.


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