Huge blow to the Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, his wife Susan Wangari, and their co-accused persons after Milimani Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate found them with a case to answer in the Sh 588 million road tender graft case.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki said the Prosecution has 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 conclusion that the prosecution has established a prima facie case against the accused persons in Count 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 and 12,” ruled Magistrate Nzyoki.
According to the Magistrate, the evidence adduced by the prosecution through 32 witnesses and 741 exhibits was overwhelming to enable them to be placed on their defense.
Today’s ruling follows Waititu’s attempt to halt the case by filing a suit to have the charges against him, his wife, Susan Wangari, and the other 11 co-accused quashed. He argued that the charge sheet did not specify their exact charges.
In the case, Waititu, his wife, and 11 other accused persons were accused of fraudulently benefiting from tenders amounting to Ksh 588,198,328.
Investigators from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) allege that this substantial tender was awarded to a company linked to the governor’s proxies.