High Court allows DPP to call 4 more witnesses in Anglo Leasing case

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Mohamed Haji
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Mohamed Haji. PHOTO | FILE

The High Court has allowed Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to bring in four more witnesses to testify in the Ksh.3.5 billion Anglo leasing case.

The DPP moved to the High Court after Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku in September 2019 declined to allow introduction of the four in the case against former senior government officials and businessmen.

The four witnesses set to be called to testify include an Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) official, an immigration officer, a document examiner, and an officer from the postmaster general’s office.

So far 45 witnesses have testified in the years-old case involving former minister David Mwiraria and six others.

The ruling paves the way for two witnesses who had not testified and the four new ones to give their testimonies in the case.

Chief Magistrate Mutuku had ruled that it would be unfair to the accused to introduce new witnesses four years into the trial.

She termed the prosecution’s bid to introduce more witnesses an afterthought.

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