Sh28 mil­lion case against for­mer MP’s wife fails to be­gin for the fifth time

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The hear­ing of a case against for­mer Juja MP George Thuo’s widow and four oth­ers over a Sh28 mil­lion ten­der at the Kenya Pipe­line Com­pany failed to take off for the fifth time yes­ter­day. The case was to be heard be­fore Mil­i­mani Anti-Cor­rup­tion court prin­ci­pal mag­is­trate Fe­lix Kombo, but lawyers raised an ob­jec­tion on the grounds that “the sus­pects may not get a fair hear­ing.” For­mer KPC man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Charles Tanui is ac­cused of award­ing the ten­der ir­reg­u­larly to Red­line Com­pany Ltd owned by Judy Thuo for the in­stal­la­tion of au­to­trans­form­ers. Thuo and Tanui are charged along­side the for­mer com­pany’s chief engi­neer Josphat Sirma and chief tech­ni­cal man­ager Elias Karumi. They face six counts of abuse of of­fice and fail­ing to com­ply with pro­cure­ment rules in award­ing the con­tract. Thuo is sep­a­rately charged with ac­quir­ing pub­lic funds il­le­gally. Pro­ceed­ings re­sume this morn­ing .

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