Top news items in major Kenyan media outlets

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NAIROBI, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Friday.

-- Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and his counterpart of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji are considering prosecuting 20 senior officials in five banks, which they believe aided the laundering of at least 1 billion shillings looted from the National Youth Service (NYS) between January 2016 and April last year.

Detectives believe senior officials at Standard Chartered, Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity, Diamond Trust and Cooperative banks quietly allowed some of the key suspects in the 8 billion shillings looting of the NYS to move large sums of money undetected. (Nation)

-- At least 41 street children have claimed county enforcement officers rounded them up and dumped them in Chemusus Forest in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County on Wednesday night. The street urchins aged between 12 and 26 years said the officers told them the county government was taking them to school before bundling them into waiting vehicles. (Standard)

-- Eighty-two percent of the students who sat the bar examinations at the Kenya School of Law last year failed. The results of the November exams released on Tuesday and obtained by the Star indicate that out of the about 1,500 candidates, only 290 qualified. (Star) Enditem

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