Court declines to expunge late Wambua’s evidence in GAA case

The High Court has declined to expunge the testimony of former National Lands Commission official, Jennifer Wambua who was murdered in March.

Wambua, was a state witness in a case where former Broadcasting and Telecommunication PS Sammy Itemere, Lugari MP Ayub Savula and seventeen others were charged with stealing Ksh 200 million from the Government Advertising Agency (GAA).

The accused through their lawyers had petitioned the Court to exclude Wambua’s evidence from the record since she had not been cross examined.

They argued that the evidence wasn’t tested saying failure to cross examine the evidence would amount to an unfair trial.

Chief Magistrate Micheni Wendy dismissed the application but clarified that the Court will not rely to much on the said evidence.

GAA allegedly fraudulently paid out the funds to fictitious companies which were listed as having provided services to various government departments.

Savula is charged alongside his two wives Melody Gatwiri Ringera and Hellen Jepkorir Kemboi who are listed as directors of various companies that received the funds.

  

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