Three more suspects linked to the Sh469 million National Youth Service scam have denied corruption-related charges before a Nairobi court.
Mr Josephat Njoroge, who was a member of the verification team at NYS, denied multiple charges of conspiracy to commit an economic crime and neglect of official duties.
He was among suspects who had presented themselves to court on Tuesday but Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti ejected them from the proceedings.
Mr Anthony Makara Wamiti and Peter Wagura Kimani, the directors of Arkroad Holdings Limited, also denied charges of fraudulent acquisition of public funds.
Their company allegedly received Sh24 million from NYS for goods not supplied.
Their lawyer Kirathe Wandugi urged the court to discharge the warrants and release them on bail.
Meanwhile, NYS scam suspects and their lawyers appeared in court for pre-trial conference Wednesday morning.
Eight of the suspects are yet to be charged but their names appear on the charge sheet.
Suspended NYS Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo failed to appear for the second time but the court has been told that she has been hospitalised at the Kenyatta National Hospital.