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ODPP Vows To Appeal Longer Sentence For Ex KEMRI Boss

The Office of the Director of Prosecution has expressed its displeasure in the sentencing of former Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) voss Dr. Davy Koech.

The former director Former MD Davy Koech was found guilty of fraudulent acquisition of Public Property & fined Ksh 19.6 million, or a 6 year imprisonment.

However, through his social media handle, Dr. Koech protested the ruling saying that justice was not delivered to him for he had left KEMRI at its peak performance.

“During my period, I built KEMRI from a mere small research facility with an operational budget of less than 200 Million Kenya Shillings a year to more than 10 Billion Kenya Shillings a year, with more than 90% being external funding (non exchequer). The staff strength grew from less than 200 to more than 3,000.”

He finalized by saying the investigation was not arising from an audit report, but an ‘extraneous source.’

“In view of the above and for purposes of clarification, any adverse report (2004-2007) on my person that attracted the attention of the EACC did not arise from the Auditor General’s report but from extraneous sources.”

However, the ODPP added that it will be seeking to advance his punishment owing that the punishment was too linient.

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