BY SAM ALFAN.
Officials arrested with Sh7 million at Nairobi County Government will be charged, court says.
The officials had moved to court seeking to halt a criminal case lobbed against them.
The High Court declined to issue the orders they sought saying that they must face the law.
They argued that the criminal case against them is an abuse of court process and infringes their fundamental rights.
Justice John Mativo directed the petitioner’s in the case to serve the respondents in the case.
They claim that the investigations are grounded on illegal act thus rendering any prosecution as being based on an illegal act.
‘Our substantive motion application seeks to enforce our fundamental rights and stay any further investigations by the 1st respondests and 2nd respondents against us with regards to the events of the 23rdAugust 2017,’’argues the petitioners.
According to documents from city Hall , the charged officials had banked 532.1 million but only receipted amount was 240.5 million.
The five accused Perons claim that the intended charges of abuse of office against them is grounded on a series of events at the Nairobi Governors cash office on the 23rd of August in which persons not know to them and not employees of Nairobi County
The seven officials were charged in court after they were found were found in possession the said money in their offices, which ought to have been deposited by close of business on August 22.
They are Reuben Gachukia, Luke Gatimu, Maurice Ochieng, Nixon Awuor, Shaban Asman, Bedan Wambui and Chrispin Oyiro.
They are accused of abuse of office being chief cashier, finance officer, head of treasury head of revenue, in-charge of bank reconciliations and assistant cashier respectively.
The matter will be mentioned on 2 October for further directions.