Former Kenya Power Managing Director Ken Tarus

A Nairobi anti-corruption court has allowed the withdrawal of fraudulent charges against former Kenya Power Managing Director Ken Tarus.

This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions told the court that there was no evidence linking Tarus to Ksh 159 million fraud after review of charges.

Anti Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma allowed the withdrawal of the charges by the DPP after Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Alexander Muteti told the court that upon reviewing the evidence provided Tarus was not linked in any way to the scandal.

However, the DPP will continue with the charges against eight others who had been charged alongside Tarus.

Along with Tarus, the eight were charged with conspiring to commit an economic crime by failing to comply with the procedures and guidelines relating to procurement which led to the fraudulent payment of Ksh 159 million to companies that were unprocedural pre-qualified for labour and transport services .

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