Judiciary staff in court over purchase of Sh310m house

Judiciary staff in court over purchase of Sh310m house

Former Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei together with six other former judiciary staff were on Wednesday charged with abuse of office in the procurement of a palatial home for the chief justice worth Sh310 million.

Shollei, however, did not plead to the chargers as the court was told that she was abroad but would be back in the country within the month to take a plea.

The six former judiciary staff were arraigned before an anti-corruption court at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi before Chief Magistrate Kennedy Bidali.

The six denied the charges and were each released on a bond of Sh1.5 million each with alternative cash bail of Sh600,000.

The case will be mentioned on August 24, 2015 when Shollei is expected in court to take plea to the charges.

Last month, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) recommended the prosecution of Shollei over the irregular procurement of a fully furnished residence for the chief justice.

EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo also recommended the prosecution of Shollei’s former deputy Kakai Kissinger and the entire judiciary tender committee for flouting procurement regulations in the purchase of the property worth over Sh300 million.

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Maureen Murimi
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