Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched investigations into the continued stay in hospital of Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo.
Ms Omollo was remanded on Tuesday last week by the court but was admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital after she fainted.
Sources told the Informer on Thursday that a team from the DCI is investigating both the Ministry of Health and the Prisons Department regarding Ms Omollo’s admission, which has raised fears that she is being protected from prison life by powerful colleagues.
A letter from the hospital on Thursday asked that she be excused from attending court sessions, but it is understood that the DCI wants an independent doctor to examine Ms Omollo to confirm that she cannot stand trial.
The medical report, signed by consultant physician Stanley Ngare and presented in court on Thursday, noted that Ms Omollo “is still not stable enough to attend court proceedings and requires continued care in hospital”.
The investigations came on the day five members of Parliament also questioned Ms Omollo’s stay in hospital, saying “she needs to join her colleagues at Lang’ata Women’s Prison”.