Court allows five Nyeri officials charged with corruption to discharge duties


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In Summary

  • Nyeri Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo, however, noted that the accused should operate under supervision by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • The five had appeared in court on Tuesday for the mention of their case, which will be heard on February 18, 2019.

A Nyeri court on Tuesday allowed five members of the Nyeri Public Service Board to discharge their duties pending the hearing of a corruption case against them.

Nyeri Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo, however, noted that the accused should operate under supervision by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

The five had appeared in court on Tuesday for the mention of their case, which will be heard on February 18, 2019.

The court also granted a request by one of the accused persons who had sought permission to travel to the US for a conference.

The officials; Ms. Alice Waruguru Muita (Board Chairperson), Anthony Ndonga Muriu (Board Secretary/CEO), Beatrice Wanjiru Gikaru (Board member), Geoffrey Wachira Mahinda (Board member) and Shelmith Wanjiru Nderitu (Board member), were arrested on September 25 and charged over recruitment irregularities.

They were charged with irregular recruitment of administrators, abuse of office  and conspiracy to commit a corruption offence.

Two of the accused also faced charges of forgery and uttering a false document.

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