BY SAM ALFAN.
Former Juja MP George Thuo’s wife, Judy wants a case she is facing dismissed.
She wants the case where she is accused alongside others in alleged Sh28.5 million Kenya Pipeline Company graft dismissed.
Judy Wamaitha Thuo who is also the director Redline company says that the process leading to the charges facing her and others in the case was fatally defective thereby rendering the charges against them is unsustainable.
“The applicants are business people whose reputation and standing has been grossly affected by the said charges, “claim the petitioners.
In the petition Judy Thuo together with Ngatia Ndung’u argue that during the investigations EACC did not have commissioners.
They want the court to issue an order discontinuing the prosecution of the applicants.
The directors of Redline, were charged on November 30 2015 for accepting payment for work they hadn’t done and thereby “fraudulently acquiring public property.”
The late Thuo’s widow, Judy Wamaitha and son Ngatia Ndung’u, who are directors of Redline Ltd, are facing charges of fraudulent acquisition of public property. They are alleged to have received the money on February 28, 2014 at Chase Bank in Nairobi as payment for the purported supply, installation and commissioning of two auto-transformers.Ngatia Ndung’u charges were dropped.
Former KPC Managing Director Charles Tanui is charged with awarding the tender irregularly and misuse of office.
The firm’s chief engineer, Josephat Sirma and chief technical manager, Elias Karumi, are similarly facing six counts of abuse of office and failure to comply with procurement regulations in the award of the tender.
Ruling over the matter to be made by high court this week.