State withdraws abuse of office charges against Gladys Shollei

Gladys Shollei during a past press address
File Photo: Gladys Shollei during a past press address

A Nairobi court has acquitted former Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Gladys Boss Shollei and six others who were facing graft and abuse of office charges.

The seven were accused of irregularly purchasing a house worth Ksh.310 million for the former Chief Justice, Dr Willy Mutunga.

The acquittal came after senior principal magistrate Felix Kombo on Monday allowed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keriako Tobiko to withdrawal the case under Section 87a of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The DPP argued that by the time the accused were being investigated and charged, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) was not properly constituted, hence, could not have effectively investigate the alleged  offences.

Shollei, who is now the Uasin Gishu Woman Representative, was accused of flouting procurement rules in the purchase of the Chief Justice’s house and the refurbishment of a court building in Mavoko, Machakos County.

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