Kiambu MCAs want to be part of Governor Waititu Ksh.588M graft case


Kiambu MCAs want to be part of Governor Waititu Ksh.588M graft case
File image of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in court. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • A Nairobi court on Monday heard that the 9 MCAs have instructed a lawyer to have them enjoined in the case.
  • The MCAs, through the said lawyer, told trial Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi that they will just be watching brief in the case.
  • The defense however objected to the application saying they have no locus standi.

Nine Members of Kiambu County Assembly now want to take part in the Ksh.588 million graft case against their boss Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

A Nairobi court on Monday heard that the nine MCAs have instructed a lawyer to have them enjoined in the case.

The MCAs, through the said lawyer, told trial Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi that they will just be watching brief in the case.

The defense however objected to the application saying they have no locus standi.

“Let them make a substantive application… let’s not turn this into a political case,” argued the defense.

Magistrate Mugambi hence directed the MCAs to file a formal application and their intention to participate the case.

During the Monday mention, the prosecution said it has supplied the defense with all witness statements.

The pre-trial hearing was hence set for September 27, 2019.

In the case, Governor Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari are charged alongside eight other suspects with the embezzlement of over Ksh.588 million public funds in Kiambu County.

Waititu was released on a Ksh.15 million and a bond of Ksh.30 million while his wife was directed to deposit Ksh. 4 million cash bail and a bond of Ksh. 10 million or surety of a similar amount.

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