Youth principal secretary Lillian Mbogo Omollo’s request to have the High Court visit her farm in Siaya County has been rejected.
The embattled Principal Secretary had applied to the court to have them visit the Rarienda Farm in a bid to ascertain that the Sh33.1 million frozen in her accounts, actually came from her farm.
She had earlier on requested to have her accounts unfrozen to cter for her ‘family bills’.
The court, however, explained its ruling, citing that the farm had nothing to do with the money the state froze.
“In my view, a site visit to a farm to establish whether or not such a farm can be the source of large sums of money deposited in bank accounts kilometers away would really be to chase after a mirage,” the Judge said.
“The court might see the ‘greenhouses with the high-level hydroponic farm system’, but this begs the question, how is the farm and the systems in the farm and the greenhouses translate into the funds held in the bank accounts in contention?” the judge posed.
The principal secretary is accused of pocketing large sums of money from the National Youth Service scandal that saw the state lose over 1.8 billion shillings.
With the Asset Recovery Authority moving to freeze suspicious funds belonging to the principal secretary Lillian Mbogo Omollo , her defence was that she owns greenhouses where she cultivates tomatoes cucumbers and other crops.