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High profile court cases this week

Former PC Chelogoi has been released on Ksh10 million bond

The courts are in the spotlight this week as they determine various cases involving high-profile individuals.

Former PC Davis Nathan Chelogoi who spent the weekend in remand was the first to be arraigned in court Monday morning over a Ksh1.35 billion land case.

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He was however released on Ksh 5M cash bail or an alternative of Ksh 10M bond with the case coming up for mention this Wednesday.

The former administrator was set to plead to charges of conspiracy to defraud a businessman of 7.39 hectares of land valued at Ksh1.35 billion located in the Lower Kabete area but failed to show up.

Popular disc jockey Joe Mfalme has been arraigned over the alleged fatal assault of a senior Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer in Kikuyu.

The DJ was arrested over the weekend alongside three police officers based at the Kikuyu Police Station.

His Miscellaneous application is ongoing at Kibira Law Court with the DCI seeking to detain him for 21 days to complete investigations.


DJ Joe Mfalme and three others in court over allegedly beating a DCI officer to death

Other notable graft suspects with court cases this week include former Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu together with his family members, senior county officials, and former Chairperson of the National Land Commission (NLC) Dr. Mohammed Swazuri.

Waititu and 12 others are charged with conflict of interest, abuse of office and dealing with suspect property.

Allegations relate to Mr Waititu’s receipt of Ksh25.6 million in respect to payments made to Testimony Enterprises Limited for Contracts awarded by the Kiambu County Government when he was the Governor.

The hearing is scheduled for this week at Milimani Anti-Corruption Court.

According to a schedule released by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, the mention of a case against former PS Sammy Kipngetich is slated for this week.

The allegations relate to irregular purchase of land in Machakos at Ksh283.2 million, for cemetery use by the City Council of Nairobi. He will appear alongside 13 others.

Also on the lineup for mention at Milimani, this Wednesday is a case against former National Land Commission (NLC) Chairman Muhammad Swazuri and 16 others.

They are charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, and abuse of office.

“Allegations relate to fraud in the compensation for acquisition of public land for the construction of the SGR occasioning Kenya Railways Corporation a loss of Kes221.4 million” stated EACC.

Andrew Biketi Musuya, a former principal accountant in Trans Nzoia County is set to appear in court Tuesday for the hearing of a forfeiture suit for Ksh283 million being un-explained wealth.

Others are former Isiolo county officials charged with willful failure to comply with the law relating to management of public funds, and fraudulent practice in procurement proceedings.

Ali Godana Wako, a former town administrator and 13 others face allegations related to procurement irregularities in the purchase of a fire engine by the County Government of lsiolo for Ksh46.8 million.

Photos by Ruth Wamboi



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