Case Against Rotich, Thugge Still On, ODPP Clarifies

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has set the record straight on the corruption case against former Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and his Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge, stating that probe is still on course.

Earlier today, media stations reported that Rotich, Thugge and other accused persons in the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal were not affected by a ruling made by Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.

Former Treasury PS Kamau Thugge (left) and former CS Henry Rotich. PHOTO: Courtesy

Richard Malebe had gone to the High Court to suspend his plea taking, which Justice Ogoti granted, stating that since all the more than 30 accused persons in the scandal are jointly charged, they stand affected by the decision.

Malebe was drawn into the case after he was discovered to be a director of the Italian firm CMC di Ravenna.

However, ODPP maintains the ruling has since been challenged and that it would be determined on the 2nd of March.

In the Ksh63 billion case, top Government officials are suspected to have cut corners to award a bankrupt Italian firm with the tender to construct the dams.



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