Confusion over future of ex-Governor Waititu's KSh588M graft case

for Tv47 Digital October 06, 2022, 01:03 PM
Ferdinard Waititu acquitted acquitted of graft charges.
Former Kiambu governor Ferdinard NdungĂș Waititu. PHOTO/FILE

Reports indicate that former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's graft case has been dropped citing lack of sufficient evidence.

Waititu had been charged alongside 12 others of conspiring to irregularly award KSh588 million road tender to proxy companies.

Among those charged included; his wife Susan Wangari, former County Chief Officer for Roads Luka Mwangi, six county employees, businessman Charles Chege and his wife Beth Wangeci.

Waititu and his wife - in wanton conflict of interest - are alleged to have received up to KSh51 million from the county through their companies; Saika Two Estate Developers Ltd and Benvenue Delta Hotel.

Prosecution says that the scheme to defraud Kiambu County Government - which prosecution says started in February 26, 2018 - was initiated by Chege and his wife through their company Testimony Enterprises.

However the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji later clarified that Waititu's case is still alive, and only that of tender committee members had been dropped. 

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