Anglo-leasing scandal: last prosecution witness testifies

Written By: Sarafina Robi/Hunja Macharia

The last prosecution witness in the anglo-leasing scandal, John Kiilu took to the stand to testify in a case where 6 suspects are accused of attempting to defraud the Government.

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Kiiru who currently works for the Kenya Revenue Authority, previously worked at the Ethics and anti-corruption commission (EACC).

In the case Chamanlal Kimani, Deepak Kimani, Rashmi Kamani, PSs Joseph Magari, Dave Mwangi and David Onyonka are facing charges of conspiracy to defraud the Government Ksh3.5 billion in the Anglo-Leasing contract known as modernization of police security equipment and accessories.

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The former EACC officer told the Court how there were massive irregularities saying the Government did not get value for money.

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He said there was no competitive bidding and it’s not possible to ascertain whether the processes was fair and competitive during his investigation period between 2013 and 2018.

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Meanwhile two suspects Chris Mugisha and Albachiry Mohamed have been charged on two counts of obtaining Ksh 7.1 million by false pretense amounting from Hwalla Karim pretending to be in a position to export 20kg of gold bars from Kenya to Beirut in Lebanon.

Albachiry is separately facing a charge of being in the country unlawfully.

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The two denied the charges and were each granted a bond of Ksh 2 million and one surety or an alternative cash bail of Ksh 1 million each with two contact persons.

Chief magistrate Martha Mutuku directed they deposit their passport in court, with the case set for mention on the 8th of March for pretrial directions.

 

 

 

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