The former Treasury CS Henry Rotich has asked the court to acquit him in the Ksh.63 billion Arror and Kimwarer corruption case, saying that the narrative that money was lost or stolen was fiction and never founded in Law or supported by any evidence.
He says that the prosecution failed to prove its case by abandoning all its witnesses in the case and failing to lead them to give their testimony in court.
According to Rotich, “The prosecution intentionally or deliberately abandoned its case,”
Rotich contends in his submissions that he has had a lengthy career as a public servant, climbing through the ranks to become the first cabinet secretary for the National Treasury under the new constitution, “propelled by integrity, honesty, and hard work.”
He further claims that he has never committed an offense and would never commit the heinous acts described by the prosecution.
“We urge the court to acquit the 1st accused person as well as all the other accused persons under section 201 of the criminal code,” submitted Rotich through his Lawyers.
Rotich further claims that he was acting in accordance with the law and following the advice of the principal legal advisor to the government of Kenya, hence cannot be accused of impropriety.