Corruption case against ex-Transport CS Michael Kamau to go on


Former Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau. PHOTO COURTESY
Former Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary

  • On June 7 this year, EACC opposed Kamau's application seeking to quash his charges.
  • According to the agency, such a move would affect over 100 corruption cases pending in court.
  • EACC boss Halakhe Waqo argued that the former CS had not demonstrated that the court had jurisdiction to stay investigations or intended prosecutions.

Former Transport CS Michael Kamau has been dealt another blow after the Court of Appeal dismissed a petition seeking to bar his prosecution.

This means that the corruption case against him will go on.

The three-judge bench ruled that Kamau was never acquitted as he had alleged.

The ruling was made by Justices Mohammed Warsame, William Ouko and Kithurima Minoti.

On June 7 this year, the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) opposed Kamau’s application seeking to quash his charges.

According to the agency, such a move would affect over 100 corruption cases pending in court.

EACC boss Halakhe Waqo argued that the former CS had not demonstrated that the court had jurisdiction to stay investigations or intended prosecutions.

“The High Court decision made on April 11, 2018, directed the commission to investigate, arrest and charge the applicant,” the affidavit read.

Kamau was charged in relation to the Kamukunywa Kaaptama -Kapsokwony Sirisia road in Bungoma that led to the loss of public funds.

In his appeal through lawyer Nelson Havi, the former CS had alleged that the charges being preferred against him were previously terminated by the Court of Appeal.

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