- The court found that the former Governor have a case to answer
- The magistrate said that the prosecution had established it case beyond reasonable doubt
The Anti-Corruption Court sitting in Nairobi has found that former Kiambu Governor Waititu, his wife Susan and their co-accused have a case to answer in the Ksh588 million corruption case.
The ruling delivered by Milimani Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki on Thursday, September 21 revealed that the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) had established a prima facie case against the accused persons.
“Having considered the evidence on record, submissions by all parties herein as per Section 306 of the Criminal Procedure Code(CPC) I have arrived at a find that the prosecution has established a prima facie case against Waititu, his wife and their co-accused persons in Count 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 and 12,” Magistrate Nzyoki ruled.
The magistrate said that the evidence adduced by the prosecution through 32 witnesses and 741 exhibits was overwhelming to enable them to be placed on their defence.
Waititu, who was impeached as Kiambu County boss in January 2020, was charged with the irregular award of a tender of Ksh588 million.
The court had frozen his property and his vehicles pending the determination of a case filed by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).