Governor Obado’s pre-trial case pushed to October

Written By: Sarafina Robi
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The pre-trial of Migori Governor Okoth Obado and ten other accused persons facing graft charges has been pushed to 7th of October.

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This is after the defence team admitted that it had not received all required documents as directed by the court.

This though did not happen as defence said they had not received all the documents from prosecution.

The defence also presented an application seeking substitution of cash bail with bond.

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Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi granted the substitution rescheduling the pretrial date to 7th of October.

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Meanwhile, the prosecution in a graft case involving Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and 16 others who face 19 charges of corruption, abuse of office and irregular payments that saw the county lose Ksh 357 million sought for fresh hearing dates citing an on-going case with a protected witness who is also supposed to be in the current hearing and seeking a venue to accommodate a large team.

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In the same vein, the hearing of Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal who is charged with Ksh 87.6 million fraud was also rescheduled to 26th of January citing lack of a courtroom to accommodate everyone in the case.

A Mombasa court has directed that the pre-trial for the case involving Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and six others to be heard on the 14 October.

Jumwa and the six are facing charges on alleged misappropriation of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) amounting to Ksh 19 million

Finally, five senior Kenya Bureau of Standard officials from Mombasa and Nairobi have been charged with fraud of over Ksh 26 million.

The accused are Geoffrey Ngari Wandeto KBS regional Accountant, Pauline Wamalwa Nafula Regional Assistant Accountant, Martin Mswanya Nyakiamo the Regional Manager, Augustine Wachira Maganjo, Quality Assurance Manager and Rose Wangui Gacheru.

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They, however, through their lawyer Eugene Wangila denied the charges before Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno.

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