Kabogo, Kerrow likely to face incitement charges

By John Kioria

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow are likely to face charges of incitement if the Director of Public Prosecutions gives a nod to the recommendations by the relevant investigating agencies.

Kabogo has been recommended for prosecution by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission for uttering words deemed as ethnic contempt while the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has recommended the prosecution of Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow for alleged incitement to violence and disobedience to the law.

Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya alongside other football officials are likely to face three counts of Fraud.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko Monday confirmed receiving the four files from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and the Kenya Revenue Authority with recommendations to charge the mentioned individuals.

Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo who was accused of uttering words that would amount to an ethnic slur during a function of reknown Kikuyu musician John Demathew has been recommended for prosecution by the NCIC.

Kabogo will face charges of ethnic contempt which is contrary to section 62(1) of the National Cohesion and Integration Act.

Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, who recently made news for claiming the existence of mass graves in Mandera county and subsequently engaged in a war of words with Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry, has been recommended for prosecution by the CID for incitement to violence and disobedience to the law.

Kerrow claimed that the Kenya Defence Forces were behind the enforced disappearances.

Football Kenya Federation president Sam Nyamweya who attracted the wrath of Kenyans following the debacle that characterized the travelling of the national football Team Harambee stars to Cape Verde for the return leg match, will be charged for three counts of fraud namely, conspiracy to defraud, stealing by agent and fraudulent false accounting.

Nyamweya will be charged alongside FKF Secretary General Michael Esakwa and the Federation’s acting Finance Manager Samson Cherop.

And efforts to recover the NYS loot of 791 million shillings got a shot in the arm after the Kenya Revenue Authority recommended the prosecution of Josephine Kabura, Ben Gethia and the Directors of M/s Horizon Ltd with tax evasion offences, under the anti-corruption and economic crimes act and the anti money laundering act.

The DPP says the files will be reviewed independently and action on the cases will be based on evidence and the law.


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