Ferdinand Waititu off the hook in Ksh.588 million corruption case

High Court in Nairobi has dropped corruption case against former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

The case had involved Ksh.588 million in which Waititu, alongside 12 other county officials had been charged for irregularly awarding a road tender.

According to the ruling, the prosecuting side did not have sufficient evident to proceed with the case.

Waititu had been accused of fraudulently acquiring the assets worth Ksh.1.94 billion between 2015 and 2020 in his capacity as Governor and former legislator.

He was also accused of allegedly misappropriating public funds by issuing fraudulent procurement tenders to firms outsourced to offer services to the County Government of Kiambu.

The High Court had previously frozen 18 prime properties and 7 motor vehicles belonging to Waititu pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Thursday ruling comes 16 days after the case was adjourned by the Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate. Waititu’s team filed for adjournment.

Lawrence Baraza

Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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